April 1, 2010

When did I become sweet?

I never thought of myself as "sweet". But in recent years, it's been a word used to describe me. Imagine my surprise when people I've known for the longest time even use that word to describe me!

Hello?!? Are we talking about the same person? What? Did we just meet out on the street?

When I hear that word, an image of someone I know pops up in my head. Little girl voice. Constant pout. Constantly whining. Speaks in an oh-so-soft, barely a whisper type of little girl voice. The little girl act down pat. And somehow, THAT'S my idea of how a sweet person is. Which is something I'm averse to. *shudders* I'm loud. You'd know I'm around because you'd hear me. Especially when I'm laughing my head off.

Sweet = agreeable. Ugh!

I don't want to be agreeable.

I want to be a feisty little kitten. Or a kitten who thinks its a lion. The type who'll shake her fists at whoever does her wrong. Roaring away when pissed off or hungry. With claws well-made for scratching people's eyes out...well, not literally, of course. The type that people will think twice about crossing the wrong way.

Is it the smile? Is it the laugh? Someone tell me, so I'll put a stop to it pronto.

Oh goodness...I've CHANGED?!?


Lynn said...

It's not to do with being annoying, helpless, and cloying. Sweet just means a person's friendly, thoughtful, and nice. Allegedly sweet people who are disgustingly meek are just acting the way they think being sweet is. I'm sure you know plenty of people who are sweet but aren't annoying.

Cecilia said...

Hmmm...that's a good point. So being sweet ain't so terrible, is that what you're telling me? I should just embrace it and continue being sweet?

Lene said...

Just asking 'How are you?' and 'Musta?' is sweet to me. It's the sincerity of a person which makes it so.

You are sweet. I may not experience it in person but YM conversations are enough to prove that.

Cecilia said...

Awwww! Thanks, Lene.