When you are texting, you can roll your eyes and have all the attitude you want, because no one can see you. But what happens when you’re not behind a screen?
After a parent-teacher conference with my least favorite teacher, my mom told me to say thank you. So I mustered up my most sarcastic-fake thank you.
After the meeting I got a huge lecture from my mom about what my body language looks like to others. The person she described did not sound anything like me. She said I slouched in my chair and didn’t make any eye contact.
My mom said that if I wanted to ask my teacher about a grade in the future or get help, he wouldn’t want to deal with me. And if she were going to hire someone and they looked like I did in the meeting, she wouldn’t hire them.
It’s still hard to keep the anger from showing on my face when I feel mistreated by someone. But I want to learn how to control those emotions. I don’t want people to see me as that girl with the attitude problem.