Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Depends on me

I think I’ve out-done myself.
She said that if I return from the clubs smelling like ladies perfume, lipstick marks on my collar and make-up smudges all over my shirt, the first thing that she would say is:
"Will, have u been trying on my stuff?"

Har de har har. Very funny.
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It’s a good thing being dependable. It means you’re trustworthy and reliable and all things nice sugar and spice.

But can somebody explain why I don't like being called Mr Dependable?

Its contradictory to what I do because I always try my best to be dependable. I want people to put their faith and trust in me. I know I’ll be there for them even if its something I don't want to do or the time and place is unsavoury or the crowd is the wrong flavour.

So why do I want to be dependable, but at the same time get bothered when called one?

I guess what irks me is that many mistake that I’m just like this all the time. That I'm happy to bend over backward or do the hard yard because I’m always nice, always dependable.

Because some see that I'll happily not sleep for a day to finish an assignment and let people copy my answers. Or I’ll happily drive my car on a fishing trip that will leave the Will mobile smelling like fish for the rest of the week. Or that I enjoy driving 60 kilometres out of my way to Clarkson because I enjoy the fragrance of Indian body odour.

No. I don't like doing any of those. I'm just being nice. I choose to be nice because I believe in people and that everyone deserves to be treated nicely.

But it’s a choice.

If people take my choice away and expect me to do the right thing for them all the time, then you've got me all wrongly figured out.

Being reliable, trustworthy and faithful is a choice.
I hope this isn't taken for granted, because it certainly doesn't come naturally.

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M: "Just look at him! Doesn't he look pretty dependable?"
P: "Yeah, he's a good guy. You can always count on him"
W: "Ummm.. Hello? I’m right here u know.. I can hear u guys talking about me.."

5 comments:

Talamasca said...

She said that if I return from the clubs smelling like ladies perfume, lipstick marks on my collar and make-up smudges all over my shirt, the first thing that she would say is:
"Will, have u been trying on my stuff?"


Classic.

Hmmmm... At least you're not dispensable. Just be grateful, damn it! Hehe.

sweetchic said...

Hahaha

Its about trust babe.

I know you would never cheat but i dont know about my girly stuff :)

Will said...

talamasca -
quite the opposite actually, i feel that im so dispenasble that no one cares if im there or not

Will said...

sweetchic,

Wat? U trust me not to cheat but u don't trust me with girly stuff?

just because i wanted to try some foundation...

Talamasca said...

Aw! What a twosome of cuteness! :-D

Happy Halloweenie!!!!