Something interesting happened to me today. I work in a rather large facility with many different people from different departments within. Because of the nature of my job, most people will see me quite a few times throughout the day. I’ve been working in this particular facility now for over a year. I’ve always hated working in this place because all the people there are stuck-up. I pass the same people in the hallways everyday, and I see the same people sitting at their desks everyday, but I don’t know their names and they never say hi. There is one girl in particular who always catches my eye. She is very pretty with a beautiful smile, so she’s not hard to forget. I see her about two or three times a day, but she usually looks the other way when I walk-by, or is busy talking to somebody else. Today I was lying on the floor trying to fix something. A woman walked by and said “how are you today?” Having a bad day as usual, (in a sarcastic voice) I replied, “just wonderful”. She then said, “oh, you’re having a day like I’m having today”, and continued to pass me by. Out of curiosity I decided to get up and see who it was that had just walked by. Of course it was the pretty girl I told you about earlier. I yelled out to her to comeback, and continued to ask her why she had asked me how I was today? I mean I been walking by her two or three times a day for over a year now and she never said hi before, why all the sudden? Her reply was a simple, “you never said hi before either, and still haven’t”. (ok, good point) After introducing myself, I told her I thought she was just a stuck-up **** like the rest of the people here. Once again she replied, “I think most people think you’re the stuck-up one!” Mr. Intox, stuck-up! No way! I may be an a$$h**le, but not even stuck-up. Can being an a$$h**le be misinterpreted as being stuck-up? I began to think. I decided to spend the rest of the day saying hi to everyone I passed. It was actually quite funny. I think most people were shocked, but some even stopped me to engage in some small talk and ask me questions they had been afraid to ask me in the past. All of the sudden my bad day had turned into a good day in a matter of just a few hours. kinda sounds like a children's book story. After reading some of the new threads here in 10-f, I realized.......I never introduced myself here. I been lurking in the shadows for a long time, but just registered at the site recently. So anyways, I guess all i'm really trying to say is, “hi”.