Thursday, May 03, 2007
- No, not THAT kind of R.I.P.
Reading. In. Public.Do you do it? Why or why not?
- Oh, sure, I read in public. Mostly whenever I'm waiting. The dentist's office, the DMV, waiting for the kids to get out of school, you name it. And always, always on trains, planes, and buses. Waiting = reading. I always stick my current read in my purse when I leave the house just in case I end up having to wait somewhere. I'm not so bad that I read at red lights, though. Well, at least not usually.
I'm very shy by nature, and while over the years I've gotten better at situations when I'm expected to be sociable, I'm definitely not about to strike up a conversation with a total stranger for the 10 minutes we're sharing a waiting room.
Then there's the rebellious aspect. I was told when I was a teenager that it's rude to read if someone else is in the room. Even if that someone else is watching TV. The concept still baffles me, so maybe part of the reason I pull out a book when I'm waiting somewhere in public is to thumb my nose at that rule.
And you made me laugh on the rebellious aspect rule..LOL.
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