Today, let's talk about anti-social people or 'kera sumbang.'
When it comes to socializing, count me in. I am hardly seen speechless. Not to say that I am a popular sanguine, and am not the life of the party. But at least I can talk to strangers.
Prolly it's bcoz my job really needs me to become a talkative person. Okay, let's use better terms- chatty or friendly.
Recently, we got an invitation to a so-called friend's open house. And we (MrHubby & I) purposely didn't turn up. I know, memenuhi undangan adalah wajib. But considering that if we attend it, it would only make the angel 'Atid on our left shoulder bz to scribble what we complain, forget it!
There has been three occasions if I'm not mistaken in which I brought MrHubby to meet this friend, whose husband is an engineer.
Everytime they meet, MrHubby would try to talk about something. Well, obviously they are both strangers to each other. But what's there to lose if u start the conversation with "The weather is good today, eh?" or something like that.
As for this guy, he'd just answer a 'yes' or 'no'. And that's it. No elaboration, no nothing.
Okay..that was the 1st and 2nd attempt. In another occassion, MrHubby was the one (again) who started the conversation...
MrHubby: Which hometown did U go back to last raya?
Him : Kelantan.
MrHubby : I heard the traffic was bad, eh? (ayat pancing conversation)
Him : No.
U see...it's just a one-word answer that doesn't lead further.
So, I have some theories here....
Theory 1 : He is a shy person. U are right! Or prolly he's not shy only with Kelantanese!
Theory 2 : Pearls would come out of his mouth whenever he speaks, hence rugi nanti orang lain kutip!
Theory 3 : He is just a moron who never learn to socialize.
Okay, u are an engineer. So, what? Just bcoz MrHubby is not one, u put yourself so in an upper position and refuse to talk to him?
Hello!!! Whatever the post is, u wouldn't bring it into the grave anyway.
If I were the wife, I'd be very extremely remorsed and embarassed for having a partner who is very bad at PR.
What about u, guys? Even if u are left clueless to talk about something, u can just pick any topic, as long as it is not a sensitive one. U don't have to be controversial and go for risky topics like politics and religion.
Interesting topics of conversation come from everyday life and things that we all have in common. Whatever the topic is, it should make people relaxed and happy to talk. Think instead about what most people share: families, experiences, dreams, etc.
Come to think of that kera sumbang's wife (Mrs. X)...I think they are just a perfect match.
She would pull a long face if my friends and I were to go for a ride in her expensive car. Well, usually we colleagues would take turns to go out for breakfast, etc in everybody's car.
One day, we were about to go out for lunch...
I didn't bring my car (MrHubby sent me to the office that day).
My friend, A's car was blocked by other cars.
Another friend, B's car was full of luggage, bcoz she was going back to hometown straight away after work.
Hence, the only option left is Mrs X's car.
Instead of inviting us to get into her car, she offered that B transferred those bulky luggage into hers. My goodness!
Now u tell me, should I feel comfortable befriending such a person?