THE SMART NON OUTSPOKEN
“Wow…. You’re really funny. I can’t believe I didn’t know that about you till now. I always thought you were this reserved person with fewer interests than most people”.
Well thank you very much Mr/Miss observant. First of all, of course I’m funny. I’m freaking smart. Half the thought that goes on in my head would crack your ribs; the other half would leave you confused. Second, reserved with fewer interests?? Oh please, that’s just a euphemism for “most boring person alive”. I have lots of interests, most of them indoors or on my bed. It doesn’t matter. I’m not trying to change and or justify myself. I’m just saying don’t form rigid opinions about people until you at least speak to them.
While we’re here, let me point out that reading is a perfectly good hobby, okay? How do you think I got so beautiful inside, good genes?? I read…. I think…. I ponder on things that many others don’t give two bleeps about.
PS: The outside is not bad either, I know that.
A personal request to the world: let’s just drop the act and stop being surprised when I get sassy or sarcastic. I don’t do it often but no one does it better. It’s like US, Italy and Pizza. I’ll let you figure that one out.
When I look focused sitting alone or lying in my bed. I am not sad or in need of banter I am just focused, thinking about God, The Big Bang, molecular biology or the marvel universe. Consider it a “Do Not Disturb” sign in all caps.
Finally, I will not be incising my personality to “put myself out there” because let’s face it; I wouldn’t be a fan of that person. At the same time people are welcome to join me on my indoors adventure. Just let me know 3 weeks in advance.
BY MARIAM ADEYANJU