I love food.
I like make a delicious mayo-cheese-tomato sandwich from scratch and take to work.
Heck. It’s probably the highlight of my day 😉
But, I hate lunch.
First, I am probably not a very charming eater.
I feel uncomfortable eating in front of someone other than those who know me well.
Plus, lunch within the company starts at 12:30.
But that sandwich is simply seducing me. I can’t wait until after noon.
But the worst of all are the conversations during lunch.
There is an unwritten rule that you are not a social person if you don’t join lunch.
So sometimes I do that, while sipping a cup of coffee.
I listen to the stories of their adorable children, husband who spend the Sunday morning playing football, complications with the wife because they want to watch their favorite soap opera and at least 4 friend get to gatherings each weekend.
I smile, nod, laugh, but hardly ever open my mouth during those 30 minutes.
My weekends consist of trying out new recipes, watch series or Netflix, find new topics to blog about, work on my Emotion Doodles Design, stare at our fish for an hour, go to the beach for a walk or just simply listen to an LP and do nothing.
These topic have never come up during lunch time, so I simply assume people do not have the same interests as me.
Sometimes I’m in the mood to make a nerdy joke. But they wouldn’t understand. I’d make a fool of myself.
I am seeing this within my group of friends as well.
We grow older.
We choose different life paths.
We don’t share the same hobbies.
We don’t like the same music.
We don’t have the same taste for films or series.
They are not interested in my Emotion Doodles.
They don’t read my blog.
And likewise, I am not affectionate about their passions.
It’s nobody’s fault.
They are all great people though.
They just are not “my type of people”.
Do you feel like the people around you are not “your type of people”?