I am a quiet person. That is, I don’t blurt out every random thought that passes through my mind, nor do I make it a practice to express my opinion on a topic without a reasonable grasp of the relevant facts.
Apparently, this marks me as antisocial. I was just browbeaten by Mrs. CG for not mingling more at a gathering of her colleagues. Particularly upsetting to her is my habit of closing my eyes when I am not speaking to anyone or looking at anything in particular - I like to just sit and listen or think. She thinks it is extremely rude.
What kind of a society is it which cannot let a person sit quietly without being considered a snob or a weirdo? Anyone else out there know what I’m talking about? Or maybe I really am an asshole.