Anyone who has been around those of a corporate disposition will understand where I am coming from here.
“Make sure you ask lots of questions, there is no such thing as a stupid question” …except there is when it comes out of my mouth.
I really resent the idea that looking “interested” in stuff is equated with the ability to ask a question in front of a packed room of people. It’s not. That is just a lazy measure to gauge “how interested people are”. All it does is gauge which people are more chatty and comfortable projecting in front of other people. I am not one of those people. The words don’t come out of my mouth fluidly. I sweat, my heart races and my voice cracks and all I’m doing is speaking in a room of 7-8 people.
My lack of extraversion is serving my life well again. Is she aloof? Does she not care? Does she not understand? I hear them say. I reply in my head “No, she is just too fucking nervous”.