The Stunned Pause

14 Jun

Yesterday I had one of those instances where Big Sis would have literally laughed out loud. It began with my afternoon care visit, the carer is one I do not have very regularly but has been coming here for a few Saturday afternoons, we’ve had a number of conversations about various things. How to describe her, she’s short and rounded, akin the Estelle Getty look. She has a tendency to speak as if she’s looking after a half-deaf tottery ancient oldie who starts each sentence with a croaky “I’m eighty four you know…” type vibe.

She mentioned that her brother goes to a music evening where those gathered listen to and discuss music, wondered whether that would be something of interest to me (absolutely not). I replied that not many people listen to the styles of music that I enjoy. I went on to explain that I have a very mixed musical taste, depending on what I’m doing at the time. When I am concentrating on writing the HTML for the website I tend to listen to classical music, the likes of Debussy, Bach, Saint-Saën, Rachmaninov and such, for other creative musings it might be general rock and pop of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s preferring proper good tunes to specific groups, but my absolute go to for pure enjoyment and mood uplifting and this was my driving music was…..

(When I was telling BFF this in a telephone call at this point she went “You didn’t!”, oh yes I absolutely did.)

…..heavy metal, not the main stream but the off main rib rattling proper deep metal.

And then it happened, the face freezes as the mind adjusts and computes, the eyes reveal that they had a completely different perception of you. The sweet little innocent young (not so now) ‘nice’ girl. Ohhhh Noooooo, I have a dark side. I am sarcastic, cynical, stubborn, feisty, questioning. My tastes are eclectic, I enjoy Shakespeare and Dickens, but also Red Dwarf and child animation movies; tv quizzes like Tipping Point or The Chase and will have a crack at Only Connect and University Challenge; films it’s more the grizzly horror or mystery than sweet romance. Musically it’s what takes my fancy.

In a recent online convo with my BFF about getting my hair cut, she suggested like Tinkerbell, to which I posted the suitably cute smiling face and she, knowing me exceptionally well, said no, more like…

Can you guess who posted which, lol.

Posted by on June 14, 2020 in General, Life, people


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7 responses to “The Stunned Pause

  1. Best Mate

    June 14, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    There’s no denying that after nearly twenty years of friendship I know you well. You are NOT what people expect. Your looks are deceptive, lol. xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • AnneMarie

      June 14, 2020 at 7:53 pm

      I was in a slightly stroppy mood when she crept in twenty minutes early, lol.


  2. deacongill

    June 15, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Ha ha, what fun, confounding expectations! Nothing like it for amusement.

    Liked by 1 person

    • AnneMarie

      June 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      The Tinkerbell comparison is a good one. Many people see the sweet charming long lashed cute when I’m much more the stroppy, stubborn, sarcastic, pouty one. 😈

      Liked by 1 person

  3. snowbird

    June 16, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    You do make me laugh, sadly, non of this came as a surprise to me!!!!xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. menhir1

    June 17, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Love it! Good on ya gal!!! sock it to em. What a great lesson in sensitivity to the sentient and intelligence of the individual in client-carer relationships. Splendid…… xxx

    Liked by 1 person


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