not-enough-young-in-his-lungs tagged me in this thing where you post five facts about yourself, and then tag a few of your favorite followers for them to do the same. Also, I just learned that you can tag people on Tumblr now. Anyway I’m terrible at these so HERE WE GO
1. I work at a very well known games retailer. People often Stop there to buy Games. It may seem like a fun job, like yay I get to be around video games all day, but it is really just as awful as any other corporate-run retail/customer service gig. 2. I am really, very socially anxious. It’s not even just crowds, it’s interacting with people in any way. Sometimes the thought of leaving my house for work throws me into a near panic attack. In retrospect, customer service was probably a poor job choice. 3. I was bullied a lot as a kid, all the way through high school (and even in college, though “bullying” takes on a slightly different form at that level). It was about a lot of different things: the way I speak, my weight at the time, my all-around awkwardness, the minor mental breakdown I had in the middle of class once, you know. Normal bully stuff. I learned pretty quick though that if I could laugh at myself, it hurt a little less when other people laughed at me too. 4. I when to a two-year college right out of high school and graduated with honors. When I moved on to a “real” school, however, I hated it. When I (rarely) bothered to go to class it only served to reinforce my hate, so I mostly stayed locked up in my room all pathetic-like. I dropped out after my first semester and never looked back. Maybe I’ll go back to school someday, but not any time in the forseeable future. I still don’t even know what I want to DO. 5. This one is probably pretty common (and not very interesting), but hand in hand with the social anxiety, I live in constant fear that no one actually likes me. I basically just assume that people at most tolerate me, because I don’t think that I am very likable (and maybe a little boring).