SITS Back to Blogging Challenge - Day 3

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The SITS girls are hosting a blogging challenging all week to help us get back into a routine of posting and commenting after a summer of slacking. To see today's challenge, visit SITS.

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Today's challenge is to highlight a post title that we are particularly proud of because it's witty, sentimental, etc. I have to say, this took a bit of research through the blog archives. Cob webs were flying everywhere, but I finally found one.

Title: Hello! My name is...
Date posted: January 13, 2010

It's a simple introduction. But it goes a long way. Yet so many people just don't introduce themselves in social situations. Why? Do they not care?

Yesterday, I was a volunteer at our church during Emma's religious education class. I was a hall monitor which basically means that I'm there to keep an eye on kids so that they don't become distracted while going to and from the bathroom. Oh, and I am also given some busy work to wile away the time. There are always 2 hall monitors, and prior to yesterday, I've always known the other volunteers. No need for introductions.

However, yesterday I didn't know the other woman. I waited about 10 minutes to see if she'd introduce herself. I like to do this. I know most people will not willingly introduce themselves. It really bothers me. I'm not there to make lifelong friends, but I would like to be able to refer to the other person by name should I need to do so. So, I introduced myself and in turn, forced her to do the same. She didn't seem happy about it. This isn't the first time I've experienced this sort of thing. I've volunteered in Emma's classroom where the exact same thing has happened...on several occasions. Unbelievable.

Is there something I'm missing??


I'd like to be able to report that since writing this post in January, people have changed. But they haven't. I experience this mostly at my daughter's school functions, either class room visits, PTO events, or some other school-related situation. It's just plain uncomfortable. It's simple, people. Just say it, "Hello, my name is..."!

1 comment

Jen said...

You are so right, people don't introduce themselves very often any more. I have chatted with more than a few moms who I would have LOVE to stay in connect with but I never gave them my name or got theirs.

I am going to try and change that.

Hi, I am Jen :)