Being A Wimp...
by, 21-Sep-2011 at 22:27 (474 Views)
... Yes, a wimp. A coward, a yellow-belly, a wuss, a 'fraidy-cat - all of those things.
This is my coming-out story.
Today I had a haircut, and at a stylists instead of a barbers. It cost me fourteen pounds instead of six. I wasn't at all happy with the end-result, but I paid my money and walked home, grumbling about it the whole day.
A few hours later, an acquaintance rang me regarding my progress at University. Once I had explained that it wasn't good, she proceeded to overpower me with help, support and patronising words to the effect of: "We'll get you through it, I can feel good things for you Dan". Once again, I didn't say a thing and simply said 'thank you' a lot.
I'm aware there is a certain 'Britishness' in this behaviour and it's frustrating. I wish I was the kind of person who would stand up and challenge things.
*half-hearted, muttered grrr*