Why did they think so?

@rosdimy (3936)
Malaysia
January 28, 2009 11:33pm CST
When my daughter was admitted to a hospital for pain in the chest I accompanied her throughout most of the duration. There were 4 second year trainee nurses on their first day. I talked with them whenever I had the chance to, briefly touching topics on life as a student nurse and my daughter's condition. The question is why did at least one of them thought I was trying to be fresh with them, especially with one of them? This girl mentioned this to the trainee nurse in question in front of me. They also thought my fourth daughter was my first offspring(she is my tenth). Should I have kept quiet? Or do you have any other opinion or suggestion? all the best, rosdimy
3 responses
@amitksing (1324)
• India
29 Jan 09
Someone has truly said, women are very complex creatures to understand! As far as my knowledge about women is concerned, two type of women think every body who talks to them is interested in them. The one who is very attractive and approached by almost every guy who meets her and the other is one who is not at all shown interest in by guys. I guess the lady you happened to meet might be falling in any of the above categories. As a matter of fact, it can also be so that you have a very charming and attractive personality and on the counterpart, she may be interested in you, but pretending to show that the case is just the opposite.
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@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
29 Jan 09
Yes, amit, could be due to reasons which we have never thought of. What you said about me may be true, because I had the same thing said to me by various girls. The problem is usually I do not feel comfortable when people say such things right into my face. Acting serious is one defensive mechanism. Unfortunately this defensive method can be broken. You may be right about the other girl. Thsnk you for your thoughts. all the best, rosdimy
• United States
29 Jan 09
In the question of them thinking you were coming onto the one girl, sometimes girls that age tend to think any attention from any man is "romantic." It's partially a self-confidence thing (an over abundance thereof) and it's partially a young girl seeking older man thing. Because females mature faster than males, a lot of women prefer older men and assume the converse is true (which it is but not always). I wouldn't put too much stock into it unless they were offended enough to report you to security or something but since you are speaking in the past tense and didn't mention security guards in your story, I am guessing that was not the case. As for the confusion about your kids... be proud of them. Correct the nurses and be proud that you have raised such a family...not an easy endeavor, I am guessing.
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@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
29 Jan 09
Thank you for your kind response giving a slightly different perspective. They were definitely not offended and were quite charming and cordial. I thought thr days of being mistaken for having a different motive were already gone for me. It seems they are still with me. The comment was made in the afternoon, after I told them the truth about my daughter. Sometimes people wonder why I look so serious. I was trying to avoid situations like this. all the best, rosdimy
@nengs10 (3189)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
That's just what many people are thinking nowadays especially the young ones and the youth. I also receive some comments and reactions like that anywhere I go. It may also go with their instinct at times or how they perceive others. Regards.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
29 Jan 09
The problem is in a few days time I will be 50. My daughter was there, and they were informed of the number of kids I have. I was talking about some of my experiences as a student nurse. What made them think I was casting a line at them? Or they do really beloeve that as a man gets older his interests move towards the young? I do not want to be seen as a Dirty Old Man.