Monday, March 30, 2009

Video: They are walking towards you, you are walking towards them...

Here's what you get when you mix Shelle, with a nap, and then a late night following a nap because she can't fall asleep because of the blessed NAP!


Video Blog 2 from Shelle Blok on Vimeo.

I honestly want to know what you would do, or what you DO do in that type of situation... because it happens quite often to me and I just want to do the NORMAL or RIGHT thing! :)

18 comments:

Kritta22 said...

I have tried forever to comment!!! Stupid internet!

Anyway I just wanted to tell you that you are beautiful!

And I have to come back later to listen/watch this cuz I'm sitting in bed while Chris sleeps! I'll be back later, Gator!

American in Norway said...

Cute video! I always smile & say Hello... & here in Norway, that makes me a huge FREAK...

This is NOT a friendly place to begin with--- so when you mix in my big Texan "Hey y'all!" I really stand out... Oh well... I would much be a big freaky nice person than a boring DRIP..

shannon said...

I've been in this situation (even at CHURCH!) if you can believe it--and I think the best thing to do is just to be the bigger person and make the first move to greet--

Unless you had already said hello and they still didn't respond...(is that happening?--if so, than I would spit on them then or fling poo their way---that's sure to get their attention!) At least it works for me when I do it :)

shannon said...

Oh!--one more thing...I totally took a jumbo Sunday nap yesterday and was just as screwed up as you last night!--I should have come downstairs and gotten on my blog!

I think I'm going to be dragging all day, now...

♥georgie♥ said...

the video froze right when you were gonna ask your question...lol...just my luck I will have to refresh and try again

springrose said...

The only time I don't say hi to people is when I am working out. Unless it is the Bishop or someone in my ward or I personally know. Does that make me a gym snob? But if I was in a halway I would say hi. Rude people you work with, you do!

Kristina P. said...

Crap, I'm on the no sound computer at work. I will be back.

Dopp Family said...

Okay, so I totally started watching your video when I realized we'd taken the speakers off last night to connect them to the TV. So, I see your mouth moving, but I can't hear a word!! You looking super, stinkin cute though in your video! I"ll have to listen again when the speakers are back.

Sorry about the whole nap situation... naps can be so wonderful and yet turn on us if we let them!

Heidi Ashworth said...

I had this problem when I worked in an office and at church too until one day I realized, those other people are experiencing the same discomfort I am. So, now, I just keep a smile plastered to my face. If we make eye contact, I am coming across as friendly but I am not forcing anyone to say hi by saying hi first(this is esp annoying if you just were chatting with that same person 15 minutes before and you have already greeted each other for the day) and if they don't look up, I just figure they are having trouble figuring out how to handle the whole hallway dilemma and don't take it personally.

Annette Lyon said...

I recently read a book about body language and social interactions. For a lot of people, it's uncomfortable to engage a stranger in that kind of interaction, so they keep themselves separate as if the other person doesn't exist.

Sort of like how you don't usually chat it up with total strangers in an elevator or a subway--there's a silent compact that you're sharing space but not sharing lives.

I totally see your point, but I can see both sides. I'm in the middle. I'll acknowledge the other person and smile (although I probably wouldn't say much beyonnd HI), but if they avoid my eye, I don't mind.

Brooks said...

I have to make eye contact with people. I always say hi even if they are not looking at me.
You are not dumb!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Thank you BROOKS!!! I love to get that pat on the back...because I hate feeling like a complete idiot!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Thanks so much for popping in the Pond and reading my post at Venus! I'm thrilled to meet a fellow writer! I'll have to watch your video when I get home--I sit next to noisy sports writers who leave their (stupid, ridiculous, atrocious) games blaring all day!

Aubrey said...

I always do a little nod, smile and say hi! Always. I can't imagine walking by someone and pretending that I don't see them or acknowledge them. That's just me!

I want more Vlogs from you!

Kate said...

even if I am considered a bit antisocial, I always drop a hello and a smile. It ticks me off to no end when there is no response from the other party, then I just chalk their lack of social skills up to mental illness and feel much better about myself. :)

tiffany said...

Are you kidding, I WISH I looked like you with no makeup!
I don't think it's that people are shy, I think they are just RUDE not to even acknowledge other people's existence. Unless they are some socio-phobe, which in that case, you probably don't want them acknowledging you...

Becky said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

First of all, let me say that if I had a "catch all" room, it would not be a good thing! I would probably end up like on TLC or something about hoarders. Not because I am, but because a catch all room would fill up so freakin fast, and I would neglect it. I think I must as punishment/motivation be forced to step and straddle over our masses and be made to keep it up.

sorry...now to your question.....I try to always say Hi. But if I see that I can't make eye contact with the person, sometimes I play along and pretend like I am too busy to notice. (cause you can't just stare people down....well, I guess you can, but then people Would avoid you!)

Sher said...

I will always at least smile and make eye contact.

BTW: Are you a secret actress?
I was watching Private Practice a couple of weeks ago and the guest star looks exactly like you. Crazy.

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