Question of the Day – No. 184 What is the second thing you tell to someone you’ve never met before about yourself besides your name? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 93 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 184” Add yours I’m a very transparent person LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That’s for the best 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That I am a paranormal investigator. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How do people react to that? LikeLike Reply That I’m a writer. Unless it’s a guy who’s trying to hit on me….in which case I tell him I have a boyfriend (a lie). LikeLiked by 5 people Reply And when people ask you what you’re writing, what do you answer? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I tell them I write crappy articles for crappy magazines and I hate it…and that my real passion is fiction and poetry, but that they don’t pay the bills right now. LikeLiked by 1 person Yep… but Don’t leave ur passion, keep writing regularly, for what u like, give time to yourself regularly, even if its only one hour, and one day u’ll be having a Full book ready of ur Frictional Story… God Bless… 👍😊 LikeLiked by 3 people I do. I write all day and all night…pretty sure I write in my sleep some nights. Thanks for the words of encouragement ☺️ LikeLiked by 2 people Pleasure #Natalie LikeLiked by 2 people That I am a military brat and spouse. It saves me from having to explain not having a home. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I think you do have a home, even if it’s not physical. Home is where your heart is, right? LikeLiked by 2 people Reply The second thing i say is probably a vague answer to their question… Or i’m fine and yourself? LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Oh no I pressed send too soon. I’m sorry. The second thing i tell them is the right pronunciation of my last name LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Niceeeee 😏 LikeLiked by 1 person Yep! Me too. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply So you like to keep the psychological distance between you and that person. 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yap LikeLiked by 1 person You must be reading my mind because this has been something I’ve been pondering. It can be complicated. Am I overthinking this? 😂 LikeLiked by 4 people Reply My answer is in transition so I am thinking about this too… 🧐😉 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Hmmm… what do you feel? Is it helpful or stressful? LikeLike Reply My situation feels complicated. There are parts of my story that can be a lot for another to be invited into. It feels a little stressful to overthink it. But it’s reality. So it has me thinking about what situations are worth the emotional risk and which ones are not. It is helpful that you asked the question. Encourages me to tackle it. To look at it. Figure it out. It was timely. LikeLiked by 2 people Well, I believe it is important to identify which overthinking process is helpful and which is not. We need to work in reducing the one that it’s not. LikeLiked by 1 person “I’m a Writer.” Then I watch as their brain goes into overdrive of what to say next. xx LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Why do you think this happens? LikeLike Reply The answer to their question. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply What’s the strangest question you faced so far? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I cannot recall a strange one…I have gotten “Are you a runner?” A lot before we talk about it. Sometimes it is what someone has heard about me – if we have someone in common. I will have to start paying attention. LikeLiked by 1 person I used to say that I manage an Olive Garden. This past year I either say… Nu vorbesc romana (Romanian for “I do not speak Romanian)… Or… if the person speakes English I say I am blessed to be a mom. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I couldn’t help but snicker about your answer. 😋 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Thank you! 😁 LikeLiked by 1 person What is your favorite dish? 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Impossible to choose just one favorite. 😉 LikeLiked by 2 people A top 5 maybe? LikeLiked by 1 person How come you say you don’t speak Romanian? Are you traveling to Romania for the past year? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply We moved here. I give them a heads up so that they go easy on me. This helps me keep up. 😉 LikeLiked by 2 people Nice! Where have you moved from and what was the reason for the change? BTW: I live in Romania too 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Oh… nice! We were living in Florida when I met my husband. (I was a born/raised Floridean). Our honeymoon was here in Romania, where he was born/raised and then for seven years we dreamed of coming. We finally kissed our jobs goodbye and made the leap of faith. We are glad we did because now we live in our dream intead of always wishing. LikeLiked by 2 people Awesome! LikeLiked by 1 person It depends on the situation. When doing general introductions, the second thing I say after my name is usually my age. Then I go into whatever we have in common that got us conversing. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply How come you usually say your age? LikeLike Reply It’s nice to meet you then I let them start the questions. If they don’t I usually ask them how they are or what they do for a living? LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I’ve noticed that we usually define ourselves in society with our job. I guess it’s something we can talk about since most people have a job. A common topic, just like weather. LikeLike Reply I’m crazy lol LikeLiked by 4 people Reply 😂😂😂 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I think that post people are, but the ones that have enough balls to say it are the real crazy ones lol LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s not always the same. Mostly I tend to say I’m not a talkative person, but I speak a lot about everything after the second beer 😀 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Alcohol is a great communication enhancer. Too bad we cannot articulate words as good as we do it sober :)) LikeLike Reply Depends on who it is. If an interview I give my elevator pitch. If a new friend then the fact I’m married and a cat mom. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How does your elevator pitch sound like? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s not refined at all. Right now (author life) it’s hybrid multi-published author of contemporary gay romance. LikeLiked by 1 person Once a proper greeting has been said, I let the flow of the conversation determine what I say and tell… 🙂 “Words are like spices, too many are worse than too few” Joan Aiken” LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Great quote! They are, especially if they’re useless. LikeLike Reply I love that! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I don’t even tell them my name…me and the person won’t be on a first name basis until the second time I see them…why? Because I’m so happy to be vibing with someone, I get excited lol LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Interesting point of view! I usually don’t even remember the name of that person until I hear it a second time, so I kinda get in the same situation lol LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That I teach. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Can you please remind me what do you teach? I think you told me but I honestly forgot. LikeLike Reply Besides my name I ask them where do they belong to as in which country, state. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How relevant do you think people’s origins are? LikeLike Reply Not much revelant but just trying to give the conversation an initial start 😊 LikeLiked by 2 people True 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person ☺️🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person It depends on places and situation. If in coffee shop or in a cafe, beside my name i will tell the person i have conversation with, that… i love coffee (laughing). But if in the hospital, we usually open with topic, “what sickness that make you come here?” And we share what sickness we are having and that’s really relieving someone’s heart when you ask the question because that the hidden intention to show that you are actually caring for that person. Ya? And when you see the person starting to smile, that’s… awesome! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply It’s interesting how the conversation starts with and because of the environment. what about you’re just randomly walking on the street? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply If i’m just randomly walking on the street and meet a person like you, and we happen sitting on the same bench, i would start a conversation with by introduce my name, then i start to mention the weather, and look at your reaction, if you sort of quite interested to reply the conversation, then i tell you that i come from Kuala Lumpur. Have you been to Kuala Lumpur? The weather are humid and hot there. How about weather in your country? And you see… yet, the thing we will tell second beside our name is still depends on the situation. Ya? Errr… i think so (laughing). LikeLiked by 2 people I’m a dad 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Awesome! How many kids do you have? LikeLike Reply That is usually the next thing I say when I meet someone for the first time! I have 2 – ages 4 and 2 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people How are you ? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What is the most interesting response you got to this question? LikeLike Reply oh the usual !!! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person That I’m a BS Computer Science Graduate… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s awesome! 😀 LikeLike Reply 👍 LikeLiked by 1 person My name usually comes up way after the conversation has started, if at all. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Why is that? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Because, if I tell them, I’d have to kill them. 😂 Just kidding. I generally keep my distance from people until I get to know and trust them. LikeLiked by 1 person It is a useful self-defending strategy 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person My profession. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What is your profession? LikeLike Reply A Writer and Journalist LikeLiked by 1 person Kindly visit my blog. Thanks LikeLiked by 1 person Wow, you do a lot! -> POET|| WRITER|| PASTOR’S SEED|| Youth Ambassador||YALI Network Member. LikeLike Oh. Many humble thanks. You do really well too and I quite appreciate that. LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you 🙂 LikeLike I purpose today LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Congratulations!!! I hope that love will only get better and better with the years! ❤ LikeLike Reply The second thing I would rather say: “could I have a discount”? 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I hope you can :)) LikeLike Reply It depends on whether or not they’ve met my family. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So what do you say to those that have met your family and what do you say to those that haven’t? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply To those who’ve met my family I say, I’m ttttt’s relation, to those who haven’t met a family member,,, my age? I once told a group that they looked intimidating,,, that we are friends of the Hudsons,,,, I don’t do it very often. LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply to strengthsinourstories Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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