#BEDM Day 23: The art of eye-rolling and other lessons…

Day 23: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you

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How to roll your eyes without rolling your eyes – This skill took me several years to master and I learnt it as part of my (unofficial) on-the-job training. As far as I know, it’s not in any school syllabus or as a pre-requisite for any job but it’s definitely something that everyone should learn because there will be moments when you have to roll your eyes or your eyes involuntarily roll themselves and you want to be able to do that without attracting attention.

How to come up with at least 17 different and unique responses to the No. 1 question nosy relatives (and smug married friends) love to ask i.e. “Why are you still single?” – At first, keeping mum and mumbling is the best response, followed by coming up with excuses like “Oh, I think I hear someone calling my name.” This is not a sustainable method of evasion. It is recommended that one views this exchange as potentially entertaining and devise responses that will stop nosy relatives from ever asking you this question ever again.

How to convincingly agree with your boss’s insane ideas which you strongly disagree with – Just nod and say OK then do what you like.

How to let go of friendships that hurt you more than than they help – Friends like these won’t even realise that you’ve not responded to their emails/ texts so basically, do nothing.

How to effectively (more or less) piece together a broken heart – Time and avoid people who tell you that it’s part of growing up and you just have to get over it as if it’s just a bump in the road when in reality it’s wading through and clawing out of a huge mountain of bullshit. I don’t recall “How to detect a bullshitter 101” when I was choosing courses in university ;P

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7 thoughts on “#BEDM Day 23: The art of eye-rolling and other lessons…

  1. 1) Is the death stare a suitable substitute for rolling your eyes without rolling your eyes?
    2) You should never have to answer that question, as it’s nobody’s business but yours.
    3) Yeah, that’s a tough one.
    4) I don’t think it can be done. You just learn to live with it.

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    • 1) Only if the death stare is not an obvious death stare but an intense stare as if you’re focusing on something but actually you’re giving them the death stare while simultaneously rolling your eyes 🙂
      2) I tried evasion and it just made me annoyed when no one got the hint
      3) Yep, outwardly, the boss is always right eventhough you’re seething inside
      4) Yes, I’m learning

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  2. Smug married friends or jealous married friends? Here in India we have a saying which loosely translates as “marriage is a Delhi ladoo (a type of sweet) – the one who eats regrets and the one who doesnt eat also regrets” 😀

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  3. It is rude to ask. We don’t all have to live the same way. I like to laugh when I get asked weird questions. Sticks and stones, A! 🙂 *hugs*

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