There are a couple of statements I believe to be quite revealing about a person:
You can tell a lot about a person by:
- …the way they treat the waitstaff. If someone isn’t nice, polite to their server then I question how truly nice they are.
- …their shoes. I’m not talking Christian Louboutin here. I’m referring to the state of their shoes. Clean shoes (unless they have just tramped through a Canadian winter to your office) indicate care in self.
- …(with credit to Maya Angelou) the way they handle tangled Christmas tree lights. Life is full of tangled lights. Patience? Anger? Throw away?
Here is a Suzanne original. You can tell a lot about a person by….
…what they have beside their favourite, go-to, comfy, curl-up in, chair. We all have one. For some it’s a recliner. For others a love seat with cozy comforter. Whatever it is there is usually something beside it.
…a stack of magazines
… a pile of well-thumbed cookbooks
…a knitting basket
…a secret place to hide the remote control from others
…a wine glass and a plate of cracker crumbs
…binoculars to keep an eye on the goings on across the road
…a slab of dark chocolate carefully metered daily (OK, I confess to this one)
The peanuts aren’t for him. They’re for the wildlife that routinely come to his deck and wait.
Yes, you can tell a lot about a person by what they keep beside their favourite chair.
Share with us what you keep beside yours.