Women and men who behave totally different in their “dominance sphere“ from how they behave “in the wild”!
Here is my story:
I ride my bike along the Hachinger Bach. In front of me is a very young biker. He is so small that I wonder how he can already ride a bike at all. Far ahead, I see his mother riding her bike. It seems like the small boy is a beginner. Consequently, he is still going on quite a zig-zag course. I slowly ride behind him. We communicate. He is fascinated, really happy. Apparently, he likes riding his bike just as much as I do.
The mother turns to see what is up. She thinks her son is being a nuisance. I tell her “we are fine” and “we have enjoyed our conversation”. The young mother is really friendly towards me. Everything is sweet and dandy.
I continue on my way. And I think all this friendliness sounded a little insincere. And then I hear how the woman rebukes her son. She really reprimands him in a very serious way. Because he stayed so far behind her.
What I do not like about it?
I do not like people who are just „being ever so friendly“!
Then I imagine how the young lady perhaps will reprimand to her husband in the evening if something is not to her liking. The idea makes me very satisfied with my own situation.
How do I cope with these kinds of situations?
Not at all – I am powerless.
(Translated by EG)
Dear Detlev, I hope I violated none of your ten commandments with this article. Please comment!