||[Aug. 26th, 2006|11:42 pm]
The Question Club
Something amazing has happened. One of your dreams has come true, finally! You've never really thought it could happen despite your positive attitude all throughout and it's just quite unbelievable. What's your biggest dream? This has come true.
You call various friends and scream into their ears. You run around the house and jump on the sofa, the bed, whatever. Upon telling one parent who is at work, the parent responds with, "Is that it? Okay. Bye."
How do you react to this? Do you let it bother you?
Over the next few days, as you run into friends you haven't told your AWESOME news to yet, even though the happy has died down a bit, you still share the exciting news with them. One, who comes up to you with a deathly glowering look on her face (not at or for you, though). You ignore it and tell her anyway but all she does is give two terse claps of her hands and goes, "I'd be happier for you but I'm in a bad mood. It's no fun when a teacher yells at you," and then walks away. What is your immediate and delayed reactions to this?
Both of these situations happened to me, verbatim. I just love those two../end sarcasm. So here are all the questions again:
What is your biggest dream?
How would you react to a parent responding so listlessly?
How would you have responded (or not) to the friend? What do you think of this?
And lastly, most importantly, do you feel that a fake congratulations is better than nothing? In my mind, I think it's better than none at all. I think ANYONE, despite any mood they are in, can at least muster up the 5 syllables 'congratulations' or 'congrats'. Heck, I'd settle for a one syllable 'yay'. Your opinion? 'Cause either I'm super sensitive or those two people were just being hurtful, despite the fact it was unintentional.