It’s not that I’m mean, it’s that you scare me

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Does anyone else notice that this guy looks a little lacking in the oxygen department?????????????????????? You see how nobody else seems bothered by this person? VZM.IMG_20160226_161522

I notice people, maybe it is because they freak me out. I notice how people interact with others and people who are sick, and people who look like they are at the end of a rapidly fraying rope. I especially, notice, when I see dead people. Y’all think I’m a little phobic about sick people, you haven’t seen me at a funeral. I am TERRIFIED of corpses. Which is why I am standing at the very back of the train like this:

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To be fair, I think the person in the picture is alive and very well rested after a day on the train.

Trying to stay busy and occupied, I did have a great conversation with other people about parenting done right. Well done parents, well done!

 

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I think I notice all kinds of things people don’t. Like when I’m sitting near someone (this morning) and I’m minding my own business and I’m not freaking out or having a panic attack, and I’m playing my math nerd game on my phone, but then I realize your very deformed hand is less than six inches away from my leg…  and it looks plastic but has a scar… so in some way or another it is real, but more importantly it is VERY VERY close to me and I don’t know what to do… and so I’m not being mean but I am now having a  mild panic attack, and while I try to smile and make it look like I didn’t notice… it is a little hard when my face actually looks like this:

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The life with anxiety on the train. It’s not that I’m mean, it is that you scare me.

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About Andi

This chapter in my life is called, "Managing Millennials". People always say that I have a way with words, and that I am great at managing Millennials. The secret truth to my success? I worked at a public high school. I was an educator that specialized in behavior and building relationships. So what happens when the sweet little kids that inspired me to sponsor clubs, put in extra hours and spend my own money all enter the workforce???? They drive you crazy! I can help! I understand why these participation trophy earning young adults are driving you crazy in the work place. I understand that the fact that we are inheriting a technology talented pool of workers that sit at their desk with ear buds in their ears and celebrate medicocricy in the name if effort. I understand that you are not used to emojis and GIFs in business communication, and that you don't want to stand around on a break discussing memes, vines, YouTube epic fail videos and what you binge watched on Netflix. I once told my students that they would learn to follow my rules because I refused to be miserable for the next 1488 hours of my life. Ninety percent of the time... They did. Now, I tell my millennials that same thing, "Welcome to the workforce. There are policies and procedures in place that will help us get along for the next 2080 hours of our lives." Welcome to my blog, "Let The Managers Say Amen."

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