Jul 19, 2010

It's better than drinking alone?

I enjoy the following activities immensely. However, I prefer to do them by myself, thank you:
  • Driving: I always say I like driving, but really I only like driving alone. Driving with other people stresses me out because everybody's a backseat driver and what if they don't like what you're playing on the radio? Making a wrong turn doesn't bother me in the slightest if I'm by myself. Other people make it embarrassing. Also, while I don't have qualms with singing in front of other people, singing along to the radio by yourself with complete abandon is one of the greatest pleasures of life.
  • Clothes Shopping: I'm confident enough in my purchases that I don't need other people getting up in my business with their opinions. I like what I like and don't like what I don't like, thank you. At least as far as clothes go. Also, shopping by yourself means I don't have to spend more or less time in a particular store than I want to because of somebody else's needs. Why girls typically go shopping in packs speaks only to their insecurity (or maybe like you know...a desire for human interaction, but that makes me sound like the horrible unsociable introvert that I am, and we wouldn't want that).
  • Dancing: Now this one may seem odd. But the liberty of dancing with yourself is amazing. Because it feels better to move like you don't care what you look like. Dancing with groups is terrific, too, but also better if I'm there by myself and don't know anybody. Then you don't have to match anybody.
Hnnn, upon finishing this post, I'm worried it's not that interesting. Also perhaps it will provoke unnecessary worry in people who have driven/shopped/danced with me (I still love you all).

Oh well, I've already written it and it's been a couple weeks since I've posted anything...posting.


Allison said...

I'm pretty sure I've done all those things with you, and I don't feel hated on. And I respect your preference for solitary enjoyment. Um...but if you ever want to give me a ride to the grocery store or to get a haircut, I promise to not negatively judge wrong turns or radio singing.

mom said...

I LOVE singing in the car along with the radio all alone. I just wish people couldn't see me through the windows when I am really getting into it.