Monday, November 30

Encounters outside the Professional Arena

 

Alas! No pics to illustrate the post,

I saw lots of lovely bark trunks to take pics of, but I was not allowed to stop!!

We had some reason in the recent past, to engage the services of a ‘financial person’. A very pleasant male, who came to counsel, & seemingly, give wise advise.

Today, whilst out shopping in some ghastly crowded Mall, we chanced upon this person. He was extremely embarrassed upon being recognized, so therefore pretended non recognition, & skipped off to other areas, where we would not encounter him again. Why??

The fact that he was in casual garb, should not be cause for shame, surely?

The fact that he normally met us in white shirt, collar & tie is not cause for embarrassment?/ We had liked this person as he appeared- a nice genuine human, who had a life outside his ‘office persona’.

Is this an indication that he gave us sh!thouse advice? Is he ashamed of himself? I found it rather disquieting, to watch him dodge us with such lack of grace.

Had I been able to locate him, I would have forced a greeting. (could it be, that I am a b!tch??)

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In other news, we have learned our Male GP has suffered an aggressive form of Prostate cancer. He is hopeful it is under control, & his wife, also a GP we see, tells us the news is all good.

I have recently lost a relative to this hideous disease, & so we are hoping all is going well.

 

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I am grappling other personal demons at present.

You know what they say… Life is a bitch… & then you either marry one… or your turn into one!!

Apologies to my friends who neither like nor wish to read, of profanities!

Long time gone. Past encounters.

13 comments:

persiflage said...

Dear Meggie, keep grappling! I am baracking for you against those demons, and thinking of you and sending good thoughts to you.

Thimbleanna said...

Some people are just like that -- they can't handle meeting people outside of the circumstances where they mingle. Hope your demons go away ... and SOON!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Like you, I would have forced the man to acknowledge me given the opportuniy. It is strange that he worked hard to avoid you!

Thank you for all your kind comments on my recent loss. The one good thing is that it is off-season and I don't have to deal with so many people. I no longer care if someone sees me crying.

Hope you have a good holiday season, set those personal demons aside.......

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Like you, I would have forced the man to acknowledge me given the opportuniy. It is strange that he worked hard to avoid you!

Thank you for all your kind comments on my recent loss. The one good thing is that it is off-season and I don't have to deal with so many people. I no longer care if someone sees me crying.

Hope you have a good holiday season, set those personal demons aside.......

Marja said...

Life is a bitch Hope you can knock it out. I am also always surprised why people try to avoid you if they meet you in another situation.
Makes you think he Is the weather over there also crap at the moment
Hope you have a nice day

quiltmom said...

Meggie,
I am sending you some good Alberta snow to throw at that finiancial man if he dares to be mean or rude to you again.LOL Snow is cold and wet and that should get his attention.
Throwing snowballs is mostly harmless - just make sure there is no ice in the centerVBG

I am just kidding around with you,Meggie.

Hope that you have a very pleasant fun day. Spend it doing the things you love-

Warmest regards,
Anna

Pauline said...

Making the dodging financial person face you would not have made you a bitch - not if you'd smiled and said hello nicely before you nailed him ;)

Hope life perks up for you soon.

Christine Thresh said...

That would have made me suspicious, too.

The Sagittarian said...

Haha, I bumped into a friends ex the other day in a mall. I knew he had seen me and was trying to do the 'looking engrossed in a shop window' trick, so I stood right in front of him and said hello and made him talk to me. Ta da!

Molly said...

Chin up Meg! There's always somethings to make us freak out if we're so inclined. To keep my freaking to a minimum I keep reminding myself that one day at a time is all that's asked of me;I can only change myself and shouldn't even try to change others. Also, out running errands yesterday, I saw a woman in a wheelchair sitting by the roadside hoping for donations, She had no legs, just stumps sticking out from the seat of the chair. Other than that, she could have been me, middle aged, nicely dressed, bespectacled. Just no legs. Sign on her lap said she'd lost them in an accident in Aug, '08. I couldn't get her out of my head for the rest of the day. Who had brought her there, parked her wheelchair and left her to it? What was life like for her, to go suddenly from legs to no legs? I take mine so much for granted. I take way too much of the good things in my life for granted....Anyway, not meaning to get all sermony. Just hope you recover reasons to be the old cheerful Meggie again soon!

Ulrike said...

Yes, Meggie, I suspect Mr "financial adviser" was embarrassed. I don't think you are bitchy. I would have wanted to run up to him and shake him and tell him that wimpy running away is pathetic.

I hope you feel better. December can be such a bugger. So many stresses. You have lots of friends :-)

Sending you nice thoughts.

julieQ said...

Hmmm, people are odd at times, but I would wonder at him not "recognizing" you. My dear husband has prostate cancer too...we are in remission for now, and grateful for that.

Isabelle said...

Having been a teacher for ...argh...36 years, I must have taught thousands of people, some of whom I'm sure I've totally forgotten but I'm always worried that they might remember me, so I go around the city with a perpetual grin of what I imagine is general friendliness but what is probably witlessness - just to try to avoid cutting ex-students dead.