“Hello, My Name is Robynn and I’m a GeEk.” (Is there a support group for this sort of thing?)
I remember telling my students that I was a geek and they would immediately come to my defense saying, “Oh, no! You are not a geek, Ms. Hofer!” But I ReAllY aM. (Thanks students for the vote of confidence.)
I find myself in these AwKwArD situations and many times I had nothing to do with getting into them in the first place. But there I am. Smack dab in the middle of it, between a RoCk and a HaRd PlAcE. For example, I’m in a social setting where someone begins talking unkindly about another person who is not in our presence. I would say something but 1.) I’m picking my mouth off the floor in disbelief that such a comment was even said in the first place & 2.) What should I say?
In these situations, it makes me feel like a geek – awkward, uncomfortable, and at a loss of what to say or do. I want to run and hide. Why? Because I have an ImAgE to uphold. After all, I am well put together, refined, and always know what to do. (Yah, right!)
If I’m honest I will admit I don’t always know what to do. The beauty of acknowledging this is that then I qualify for help from above. So here I am: RaW, transparent, and yes, even a geek. But that’s ok. I will take all the help I can get.