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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Is it just me or...

Did someone forget to install of the "thoughtfulness" buttons included on previous models of the male versions of our kind?
Now wait before you all throw your hands in the air and say, "but my husband/boyfriend/significant other is very thoughtful".....
I absolutely DO NOT mean EVERY one of them...just those that seem to be in my company ...

And indeed even that isn't fair to the one or two who I know who I can actually say ARE kind, generous & thoughtful, but they are SO in the minority it seems that they are horribly out-numbered by at least 5 to 1, if not 10 to 1....

It's not that I expect the door to be held open for me, or flowers bought, or even my birthday remembered etc. But what would be nice is for them to remember that they are capable of holding a conversation which does not begin with "in my opinion" or "if you ask me" or worse still "If it was me ...." and indeed that I am able to respond to conversations on topics such as technology, politics, science, media.....without getting all "Girly" and resorting to so-called celebrities (whom I personally dislike to the point of ignoring)

Where is the gentle, pleasant, laughter generating conversation? Where have the occasional texts gone saying "hi there, just thought I'd say hope you're OK"?......

Are these so-called friendships really worth the effort and do I keep trying or are they just hangers-on doing nothing for my self-esteem and confidence?