My New Super Power
Can you see me? No? Hmmm... well then, that proves it. I'm invisible. There are times when I wish that I could be invisible, you know, when the kids are whining and crying and fighting and want me to solve all their problems... or when I HAVE to do laundry... then I wish I could be invisible for just a little while. But sometimes, I just wish that people would see me and recognize my presence.
Today we had a meeting for all the parents of Primary(organization in our church for the kids ages 3-11) children. I needed to speak with the President about Little Bug and our thoughts on baptism... there was a little line to speak with her after the meeting. I got in line and had 3 people step in front of me! It was like I wasn't even there. One after another they walked right past me. And I just sat there. Finally got frustrated and left. Later on I saw the President again and went to speak with her. Another lady stepped right in front of me as I got there. Again, I left instead of waiting around. Grrr... and then we go to Relief Society (the women's organization in our church) and we had a WONDERFUL visitor - Sis. Bonnie Parkin was here today (she was the General Relief Society President a few years ago in our church) and I wanted to much to say hello to her and just shake her hand. So, I waited around... there was a break in the crowd and she looked right at me, smiled and started to come my way.... when two women jumped in and literally* grabbed her. I was so flustered and frustrated that I left. I know... I have a bad attitude... I'm worse than my 4 year old! "I didn't get my way and you hurt my feelings so I'm leaving!!" :::stomp stomp stomp::: Someday I'll grow up. Sometimes I just get tired of people pushing past me. And they do it because they know they can. They know that I'll step aside. That I'll be patient. That I'll wait it out.
So, my question to y'all is this: how do you assert yourself without stepping on other's toes? I'm just not the type to push and shove my way through a crowd to get what I want... any ideas?
* This little footnote is more for JustRandi... sorry :) They did LITERALLY grab her when she walked past. I think it scared the crud out of her!!