This is Peanut Butter Brickle. I know this may shock you. But some days I feel like not talking to anyone. Some days I just want to be by myself. Some days I don’t even know if I want to even hang out with myself.
So when we were walking around the campground and I saw a sign that said “do not pet”, I totally got it. I would like to have that sign sometimes too.
But I overheard some people saying the dog camping there must be vicious. Or the persons there might not like to talk to others. And it got me to thinking. Why do we expect everyone to feel like being social all of the time?
Just like you couldn’t run a marathon every day, socializing is just as hard for some people. And dogs.
Some of us don’t wear a sign that says “do not pet.” But we may feel like that.
I think it’s ok to sometimes take a break from having to be “on”. And I think all of the time, we should give others their space if they tell us too.
Camping can be hard for some because you are so close to others. So you have to be aware of others and their feelings. But even houses without wheels have neighbors.
And people we pass on a daily basis are neighbors of sorts too. Don’t expect the world to cater to your mood. Conversation isn’t delivery you can order all of the time.
So camper with the “do not pet” sign? It’s ok. I get it. I respect it. I applaud your honesty. And anyone that needs to pet someone can approach Fruitycake today. He says he’s got enough for everyone.
–Peanut Butter Brickle
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