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Monday, May 14, 2012

L Is For...

Continuing on with my personality inventory:

I'm struggling with this one.  Not because I can't think of anything but because there are two parts of my personality I can't ignore.  I'm logical, and I'm a listener.

Things have to make sense to me.  I was a math teacher because math makes sense.  There are rules and if you follow the rules you get where you're going.  I want things to be in order, desks in a row and not in circles, cans lined up on the shelves.  Get the picture?

I was also a counselor because I'm a listener.  People tell me things.  Things I don't always want to know.  For instance, one time in the drug store a man stopped me and asked where the Depends were. Then he explained why he needed them.  And because I'm kind (see a previous post), I listen.  :)


I mean, really, how many people would that happen to?  :)

17 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

If logic has to do with math ... I am in deep trouble. When I run out of fingers I am stuck. But then, the librarian part of me loves to have a place for everything and everything in its place ... and a lot of those books are sorted by number. If the guy had asked me, I wouldn't have known what he was talking about. LOL!

Michelle said...

Your kindness was shining through, and he saw it. Bless you!

Sandy D said...

I agree with Michelle people can see when someone will help.

Gail said...

I must have the same sign on my forehead...tell me, tell me!

I feel like a bartender at work, everyone tells me their problems and even shows me surgical scars!

Have a great day.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

It's a shame it wasn't that cute Movie Star Lisa, asking where the depends were!
Have a great week!

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, my, too much information, indeed!

Needled Mom said...

He obviously felt very comfortable with you! So....did you know where to send him????

Snoodles said...

LOL I am like you...logical. In fact, when my daughter was in college and wanted me to take a personality test, I complied, only to find that the character I was "closest" to was Spock. Giggle!

Tracy P. said...

I resonate with the logic of rules, Marlene! When I taught second grade, a learner outcome in social studies was "Knows the reasons for rules." You know, you can't explain to some people the reason for rules. I think some of us see the rules as our friends, and interpret them in the spirit in which they were intended, and others fight them (or ignore them as without value) all through life. Disdain for rules was the first sign of our fallen nature.

Grammy Staffy said...

You are logical.... and a listener... but I think the best L for you is LOVEABLE!

I hope you had a great mother's day. Hugs, Lura

Madame Samm said...

And L for love..as in love the chuckle

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

Wonderful story to finish up my day.

Karen said...

I wondered what the picture of the Depends had to do with your post today. LOL!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You and I are a lot alike, not the math part but the listening part for sure. I find that people also tell me things; too much most of the time! ;)

Purple Pam said...

Evidently you looked like a wise person who would know where everything is, right?

Garden of Egan said...

Well, you are a sweetheart for listening.

I'm a nurse.
Even outside the ER setting I'm astonished at what neighbors and church people tell me!

You were a math teacher huh? That explains your love of quilts. Very left brain you are!

Gmama Jane said...

Logical and a listener..I might add, Loyal & Loving! I'm afraid, logical I'm not. I'm more of a free spirit, the big Picture. I've always said I could rule the world if I had a secretary! Take care my friend!
Gmama Jane