The Daily Prompt
Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t.
This incident where I had to change my view about someone happened quite recently actually.
I’m usually very open-minded when meeting new people and hardly ever think I don’t like someone if I haven’t had a chance to get to know them. There is this one girl who I’ve known for quite a long time through a bunch of friends, but we’ve never really gotten the chance to get to know each other well.
I judged her mostly based on her looks and the fact that she wouldn’t care to talk to me. I had decided I disliked her and thought she must be a bratty and dumb girl. I initially thought she looked down on me and probably thought I was as dumb as I thought she was.
When my very bestest friend announced she was going to take this girl as her roommate I thought I must have judged this girl wrong. My best friend would certainly not be living with that sort of girl who I thought this girl was.
I opened up to my best friend about this less than a month ago when I was visiting her. I knew I would have to have some sort of contact with her roommate, so I wanted to be clear that I had doubts, but I was willing to change my mind if needed.
When I finally really met her and spent a lot of time with her, I totally changed my mind. She’s one of the smartest, funnest and brightest girls I know. I did confess to her that I had had negative thoughts about her before, and now I’m very glad that I had been so wrong.
Turns out this girl was just shy and maybe a little withdrawn around new people. That’s why she probably hadn’t had that much contact with me and I had just interpreted her wrong.
Sometimes it’s just good to be wrong!
With warm hugs and gentle thuds – Keri