Have any of you ever felt like this? I wonder if I am the only one. The symptoms are pretty standard I would think. If they happen once or twice it just might be a coincidence, but if consistent you might just be invisible too.
- In a room full of people in a conversation you speak three words only to be interrupted by another, louder person who didn't even know you spoke. This can happen with friends, family or just random strangers.
- Someone cuts in front of you in a line up and didn't even notice you were there.
- Walking down the street...you are always the person who moves out of the way to avoid getting hit or knocked over.
- In the gym people set up their benches within arm's reach of your "in progress" workout and don't even notice you are there.
I had a conversation about this actual syndrome with someone just a few nights ago. We were walking down the street and a fully grown man was standing and looking around as we were strolling by. He took a few steps and would have walked right into me while staring right through me if I hadn't taken evasive steps. He was completely oblivious to my presence in his "now" personal space.
The conversation went something like this:
Look out (as husband pulls me to the side)
Holy shit he didn't even see me there...how can that be? I'm not exactly tiny, I'm 5foot 8 for crying out loud!
The man walks away totally oblivious... AND SCENE.
That moment along with a few others in recent times have led me to the invisible diagnosis. I suppose it could come in handy. I could be a fly on the wall during a party where everyone is having fun and letting loose. As an introvert (no, really) this can be awesome when feeling socially awkward. If only there was a cloak or a switch I knew how to operate to turn the invisibility on and off.
I must work on this...
Till next time,