Have you ever had someone look at you with such disgust or loathing that it made the hair on the back of your neck stand up?
I’m not saying I get these looks often or witness them a lot, but I got one thrown at me today. It was scary! It truly made me jump and think sad, bad and mean thoughts. I take complete blame for the incident, but whoa, I did not expect THAT LOOK.
I won’t go into the details of my accidental incident…I just wanted to share my reflection…
It was hard to stop thinking about and visualizing that look afterward. It’s still burned in my brain. It was so dark and ugly…mean. I would MUCH rather think of my children smiling or my friend’s happy face when we get to talk. I want my husband’s pretty face (yes, he is pretty) at the forefront of my brain—NOT some horribly mean mug look.
Perhaps the person who formulated that look to glare at me with, didn’t understand the true power of the actual look. Maybe they didn’t really purposely give, what we sometimes refer to as, the “GO TO HELL” look (gasp!). I’m trying to give them a little slack. I mean, what I did to merit THE LOOK was a complete accident. It was not a malicious act or one of premeditation. It was a quick action I made without proper prior thinking.
That is why I’m giving them the slack…maybe the look was created from the same type of “accident.”
…Or maybe …they are just mean.
Either way…just remember, sometimes actions and words are what it’s all about, but sometimes…
IT’S ALL IN THE LOOK.
What kind of looks are you giving? I sure hope none of them are as scary as the one that was flung my way today.