I’ve met quite an impressive number of “I’d first have to eat Hagrid’s boots before I ask that Oompa Loompa anything” people. Well, I don’t know the “Oompa Loompa’s” fault. Maybe Tony insists that the “Oompa Loompa” is a horrible person. Maybe Tony is right. And maybe Tony is just being biased.
I don’t know what happened between Tony and this interesting “Oompa Loompa”, but I’ll be very happy to tell you that if I were Tony and this “Oompa Loompa” had something I badly needed, I’d gladly put the disputes aside because, well, what the hell?! I could die tomorrow and never have what I want. (Pulls cellphone out of pocket, determined to act like nothing happened between the Great Big Oompa Loompa and I.) ‘Yo, Oompa L… Oops. I meant, Mr. Madam Sir! How do you do? I’m calling about so and so and I’d appreciate it if you told me about so and so…’
Well, the Great Big Fat Potbellied Oompa Loompa might yell back, ‘Karma is a bitch’ or something, but I did not call about Karma, sir. I called about something you have that will help me.
Jokes aside, I’m gonna admit that it wasn’t easy for me to work up the guts to ask anyone for anything. To an introvert like me, it was just too nightmarish. I worried that I’d suffer a cramp in the butt whilst asking anyone for anything.
In high school, when I really needed to read, I was too afraid to go to the library and speak for myself. It was only in my third year there that I finally grew some balls, walked over to the librarian, asked him a bunch of questions, and very much to my shock, he told me all I needed to know. From then on, I’d bunk classes and just skive off to the library, read my brain out, go back home, and still miss the library. It was my life.
After high school, I didn’t know how to start my writing career and having to ask anyone already in the game scared the shits out of me. Fear kept me from learning for a whopping three years! I’m embarrassed.
What I’ve learned is that there’s quite a good number of generous people out there who are willing to answer your questions. You just need to work up the courage, or put your pride aside, and ask! You’ll be amazed at the number of people who will say yes.
That’s one of Life’s rules.
WANT IT? GO GET IT. ELBOW YOUR WAY THROUGH IF YOU HAVE TO.
Have an awesome weekend. 😉