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the story of an invisible girl
The other night, I was sitting on the couch with C, facing him, my legs propped up on his. We were talking, and I was stressed about something. When I am stressed (and sometimes even when I'm not), I can't sit still. We'd fallen silent, and there came a sound from my feet.

thwp, thwp, thwp

"What are you doing?", he asked me.

I glanced at my feet. Of their own volition, my feet had started rubbing the ridged rubber soles of my tennis shoes against one another, creating a soothing thwpping noise. I hadn't noticed I was doing it until he mentioned it.

"Fidgeting," I told him.

"Well stop it."

"Okay." thwp "Sorry."

I kept still for a moment or two, then my feet thought perhaps he'd forgotten, or wasn't listening anymore. thwp, thwp It wasn't my idea; I was trying to be good! It was my feet!

He seized my ankles and separated my feet, so they could no longer reach one another. The rest of the evening, he would only let me rest one foot at a time on his legs. That kept the thwpping noise to a minimum, although I found other ways to fidget....

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fls From: fls Date: September 5th, 2002 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I have silverware and salt and pepper shakers taken away from me at restaurants because of all the fidgeting.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 5th, 2002 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, been there....nobody appreciates a fidgeter.
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: September 5th, 2002 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)

the former fiance had a number of nevous habits.... couldn't sit still in church.... always had to have one leg bouncing.... I remember my mom used to repramand me for doing the same thing when I was growing up....
glad to hear that C has not taken over that roll.... everone has one mom and thats enough....
but it is always kind of funny to try and notice what peoples nervous twitches are....
my boss starts biting and playing with his lower lip....
my sister plays with her hair....
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 5th, 2002 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, I do the leg-bouncing thing quite a bit too. And I play with my hair too, when I'm thinking or nervous. Sitting still is a challenge! C is pretty nice about it, even though I can tell it drives him crazy sometimes.

People-watching is an entertaining sport. (:
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: September 6th, 2002 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)


certainly is!
I detest malls for their consumerism and the crowds.... but whenever I do go... it is fun to watch all the people....
even though it has gotten me more and more depressed at the younger and younger teenie boppers that are about..... starting to make me feel old... and the outfits! (starting to make me empithize with the Christian Conservative Coalition... eek!!!! just shoot me now please! ;-p
but it is good entertainment all the same.... ;-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 6th, 2002 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh I know, I feel so old sometimes too! "Why would you want to wear that?!" keeps going through my head, and I feel ancient. Heh, kids today....
From: eviljohn Date: September 6th, 2002 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I bounce my legs constantly. It drives people around me nuts, but I really like doing it, and can't understand why it bothers them so much.

Part of it is that our house has wood floors and I'm a big guy, so if for example I'm sitting at a table I can shake it and make the floor slightly wobble when really bouncing my leg.

When people complain I just say it's my excersize regim! ;-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 6th, 2002 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
heehee, and all the dishes rattling around and stuff...i can see how that'd get annoying!

Figeting does burn calories, you know, so that's a valid excuse!
From: eviljohn Date: September 8th, 2002 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dishes rattling? I'm not that big... sheesh. ;)
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