Sunday, May 10, 2009

Invisible Person.

So I don't know. I've decided I want to get to know everyone in the ward. I mean there are only 75 people so it's not a big deal. I think it would be fun to know everyone's name and a little bit about them. But I don't know if that will happen. I kinda decided to do it because...well let me tell you a little story.
Once upon a time there was a girl name Abby she lived at Raintree Apartments. She moved in in August 2008. She loved living there and she loved the ward. Abby was a quiet girl and never really spoke out much. One Sunday in May 2009 there were lots of new "Summer People" so the Sunday School teacher decided to set aside some get to know you time. Abby introduced herself to a nice girl that was sitting next to her named Maddy. Then Larry, a boy that many young girls think is quite handsome introduced himself to her. A week later Abby went back to Sunday School. Once again she was sitting next to Larry (Total coincidence Abby doesn't find Larry attractive like all the other girls do.) Larry leaned over and said "Hey I'm Larry what's your name" Abby said "....Abby..." Mimi, Abby's beautiful roommate said "She's lived here longer than you have" Larry looked a little puzzled. Abby said "And you introduced yourself to me last week...." Larry ended the conversation and turned to another girl. This left Abby feeling very sad. She felt invisible a little like no one actually knew who she was. Abby made it through the rest of church with this sad feeling looming over her. That night Abby went to a fun game night where she talked to people and got a little more out of her box. After the game night came ward prayer. After ward prayer we had our usual mingle around and talk. Abby was approached by a familiar face but instead of saying "Hi Abby" she was greeted with "Hi I'm Maddy who are you?" "Abby...." Abby replied. "Oh maybe that's why people have been calling me Abby!" Maddy said. "yeah maybe...."Abby quietly said. Abby then returned to her apartment once again feeling invisible and easily forgotten.

So yeah... I don't want others to feel bad because I forget their names because I now know...it sucks when you feel invisible. ...Majorly sucks.


PS Happy Mothers Day.

1 comment:

hsjacobus said...

That is a sad tale, that unfortunately happens too often. Thanks for sharing it Adrienne and reminding us all to look around and make sure we're not leaving other's out.