Friday, April 15, 2011

The art of minding my own business

Mind your own business

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Mind your own business" is a common English saying which asks for a respect of other people's privacy. It can mean that a person should stop meddling in what does not concern that person, stop attending to personal affairs of others instead of your own, etc.

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o there I was just minding my own business…

 

  • When I invited myself and two friends over to Daniel’s for dinner (I brought a cheesecake, of course).
  • When I told his roommate I wouldn’t mind if Daniel asked me on a date.
  • When I invited Daniel to Sunday dinners with my roommates and friends.
  • When I turned down his roommate’s offer for a date by asking, “Why hasn’t Daniel asked me on a date?”
  • When I threw a New Year’s Eve party at my friend’s house in order to spend some time with Daniel.
  • When I started attending his Home Evening Group so I could have “face time” with Daniel.
  • When his close friend asked me on a Friday night date and I spent the entire evening talking about Daniel’s amazing attributes.
  • When I insisted his roommate encourage Daniel to ask me out (there may have been an IM conversation that involved ALL CAPS).
  • When I skunked him at Scrabble.
  • When we were sitting ages apart on the couch (yes, distance can be measured in time), talking about the Bishop’s recent invitation for the girls in the ward to flirt more and how some boys have difficulty interpreting girls’ actions, and I scooted right next to him, and said, “Does this help?”
  • When I told him that if he’s going to hold the door for me, he ought to hold my hand, too.
  • When I sent him a ransom note indicating that if he ever wants to see his arrowroot starch again, he better a) let me use his printer, b) teach me how to make a pie crust, or c) invite me to sit by him at church. (This sounds like the influence of Okapi.)
  • When I asked him how he felt about holding hands at church.
  • When I told him that I wanted to date him and be his girlfriend.
  • When I fell in love.

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As Brent would say, “Hmmm…”

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