“Hello! How Are You-uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu”?


“Hello!  How Are You-uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?


By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee


I was walking in Walmart the other day… my eyes were searching the shelves for Dawn dish detergent.  I looked up, saw a woman enter the aisle I was on.


I saw her, I knew her… but, because I saw her then, didn’t mean I ‘really’ saw her.  I began searching the shelves in earnest for what I was looking for.  There wasn’t anyone in that aisle that I knew.  I ‘didn’t want to know someone I knew was around’….  Doesn’t that sound awful?


Well… you know how it is… because you are human like me.  I know you have done the same thing at one time… or the other.


Why do we do things like that?  I know …why?… I did at that particular time.  I didn’t feel good, I sure didn’t feel like seeing, talking to anyone.  Besides… not long ago… that very same woman ‘did that to me’.


I just pretended not to see her… I ‘knew’ she had her reason for being that way. I respected it… played the game, went on my way.  I was thankful… she played the game… went her way, too.


Sometimes, when we leave the house… we want to go on our ways without being disturbed.  You know how it is… sometimes, we just don’t feel like talking, or pretending to be so happy to see someone… when we aren’t.  It’s not that we hate someone, dislike them.  It’s just that ‘it isn’t the right time’…


I always recognize when someone else is like that… thankfully, they recognize when I’m like that.  I go my way when I ‘know’ they want to go their way without being disturbed.


Sometimes, we just don’t like to have to play games, pretend how happy we are to see someone … when we aren’t.  When I feel good… I can do it.  When I feel bad, or in a lot of pain… I’m not good at all … pretending.  I don’t want to risk ‘pulling down’ someone else’s mood.


Oh, I hate it when someone says in a loud, overly-sweet voice, “Hello!  How are you-uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?”  I don’t answer, sometimes.  It’s fakey… but, nevertheless… it’s one of the games we as ‘people’ have to play.


Sometimes, ‘there are people’… we really don’t like, much less have to adknowledge…… you know it’s true…..


Oh well… just because I’m Granny Gee… doesn’t mean I’m perfect.  I try to be the best I can be… sometimes, I fail miserably.  :)))


“Hello!  How are you-uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?  :)))))))))



Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee… 2013


4 thoughts on ““Hello! How Are You-uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu”?

  1. i truly hope that i will recognize when someone is feeling this way. funny i have been oblivious to this social cue. it is good that you are taking care of yourself. just keep being the best you and i will try to be the best me:) next time someone doesn’t “know” me i will understand…

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