the gift of arriving early

10 Sep

as a person who subscribes to the oldest and beaten down coaches adage (early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable) i have the good fortune to people watch, which is a past time i enjoy.  we, as humans, have so many idiosyncracies and taking a moment to sit back and observe them is loads of fun.  the key is, don’t read anything into it…right?  what i noticed today is how people choose their seats.  if i was someone who was terribly insecure with who i am (which i’m not *surprise!) then i might have my feelings hurt in many situations.  seating for the session today was at tables.  additionally, we had cords and plugs to worry about.  having said all that, it took a while for someone to actually sit at my table.  now as with most of what i blog about, it’s not so much about me, but an experience that involves me that gets me thinking about something else, in this case it got me thinking about other situations where people are concerned about seating and truth be told it didn’t interest me.  what is of more interest would be when people send messages without their knowing.   choosing a place to sit is clearly something that thought is given to, even is someone would assert that they weren’t thinking about it, i’m just not buying that.  because i work with people and am in front of people on a regular basis, i wonder what types of messages i’m sending without knowing it?  better question: i wonder if people pick up on the messages that i send, either overt or otherwise?

1 Comment

Posted by on September 10, 2009 in Uncategorized


One response to “the gift of arriving early

  1. Janice D.

    September 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I agree that picking a seat is not just random… even learned from the dyslexia trainings we give that ear and eye dominance have something to do with it. try it, which ear do you use more often to answer your cell phone and for the eye- karen and i can show you that.


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