Sunday, March 1, 2009

100 Word Challenge -- Pleased

Velvet Verbosity is back with a her wonderful 100 Word Challenge. Velvet, I missed this challenge, but why did you make this weeks so hard, or was it just me??? The following is what rattled around in my brain for several days. Welcome back VV. Here's my take on "Pleased."

“Pleased to meet you.” I take your hand in mine just like I’ve been taught and say, “Pleased to meet you.”

I wonder, “Am I going to remain pleased with meeting you?” We’ll have small talk that comes before a friendship can be formed. All the usual questions will be asked and answered.

Meaningful small talk, but not what I really want to know. What I’m really wanting to ask is, “Are you going to judge me or will you accept me as I am, faults and all?”

I want to be “Pleased to meet you.” I want to be your friend, no strings attached.


Ladykli said...

Very thought provoking. We all think that when we meet someone new.

Hootin' Anni said...

This is sooooooo good!!!! Wow. Pleased would be a difficult subject, but you did it with style.

LceeL said...

I am so PLEASED I have met you - even though it has been out here, on the Internet. And I love your 100 Words - And your link back didn't work on Velvet's site, so I left a linkback for you. xoxoxox

thenightblog said...

I can see this. In fact, I've done it before. You know, meeting a prospective employer like, "Hi I'm so glad to be here. Can you please grind me under your heel and get it over with?"

Momisodes said...

You did an amazing job with this prompt! Poignant and thought provoking indeed. I loved it.

I wrote my 100 words over the weekend, but didn't have the courage to post. It's been great reading what everyone else has come up with tough!

Velvet Verbosity said...

Patsy, thanks for the warm welcome back! And guess what? You're my pick of the week because the vulnerability of it resonated with me.

Momisodes, you should've posted!!!