I was going through my old blog posts from my first blog, “Blogmatic,” when I came across this little gem from 2007. It gave me a good chuckle and reminded me of what it was like to have three teenagers in the house. Here is the original post in all its glory …

Your personal frame of mind will significantly impact how you perceive others or how you think they perceive you. My Daughter inspired this post when she reminded me of a conversation we had some time ago.

While at dinner one weekday evening, I innocently asked her:

ME: “How was your day at school today?”

DAUGHTER: “Why who called you!?”

ME: Immediately, my parents’ spider senses start to tingle. “Why would someone be calling?”

DAUGHTER: “Oh, there may be an assignment I forgot to hand in.”

Ah ha, the cat is out of the bag. My Daughter felt guilty about not handing in her assignment. When I asked her a reasonably routine question, she immediately assumed that I knew something because she was feeling guilty. Her perception of my question was way off base and framed from her perspective rather than mine.

Anyway, an interesting anecdote I wanted to share.


Ian Paul Graham