once upon a time (on saturday) while i was walking to work, wearing this (not so glamorous) outfit, a stranger called at me from across the street by yelling, "dita!!!!" as the guy began to cross the street to make his way to me, i started to panic! flattered as i was (of course) to be mistaken for dita, i was much more embarrassed. not only am i socially awkward to begin with. i couldnt think of what to say. so i just waived and called out, "sorry to disappoint..." i started walking even faster and didnt look back. poor guy. maybe if i wasnt so awkward i would have stopped and chatted and giggled about the mistaken identity. but nope, i was off and running.
i suppose key factors like polished hair, cat eye glasses, and an overall retro aesthetic are to blame. but i cant help but think that the poor guys needs glasses.
anyway... this incident got me to thinking... why am i so shy, anxious, and socially awkward around people i dont know? and how do i change this and be more personable?
anyone have any tips?