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ever been “blanked” at a party or club

on the drive with kenny jones – we went in to the email bag to answer the drive faithful’s questions in a segment we call “ask kenny”.

here’s the email question we chose to tackle today:

kenny,

was hoping you could help.  i was at the mall and saw someone i know.  we’ve met several times.  our eyes made contact so i figured i go and say, “hi.”

as i was about to walk over, she looked away and acted like she didn’t see me.  totally ignoring me.  i think that is soooooo RUDE!

why would she do that?  what should i have done?

see you on the other side,

rami

there is nothing so hurtful as being blanked at a party, club, mall or any ignore kenny jones radioother public place.  there are scores of reasons this could have happened – and countless ways to handle it as well.

as always, the kenny jones disciples are quick to lend their expertise.  here’s the drive contingent’s take on purposely being ignored

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so we got to hear from both sides…

the ignorers and the ignorees.

the ignorees
it’s hard to say exactly why someone would give you the cold shoulder – perhaps they think you’re annoying or who knows, maybe they just didn’t recognize you.  to start with, give them the benefit of the doubt – and walk over and say, “hi.”

if they turn their back on you at that point – you know they’re a jack ass!

the ignorers
whatever reason you have for blanking someone that you know (whether they’re a friend, an aquaintance or a friend of your second counsin’s, best friend’s sister, twice removed – the least you can do is give them a friendly nod, a wave or smile.

you don’t have to have a long conversation – at least acknowledge their presence so at that point – they know you’re not a jack ass!

in a perfect world you could just turn invisible – but until that sort of technology is created, you’ll have to go on ducking behind clothes racks or grocery displays.

Here are some helpful how to’s when it comes to ignoring someone:

the art of ignoring

  • use technology – put those headphones on and turn ‘em up
  • look down – this assures you’ll never make eye contact
  • turn your head – act like your enthralled with something else
  • body language – crossed arms and a scowl are dead giveaways
  • be a snob – turn a blind eye to all tha’s going on around you.  keep your nose so high in the air that it snows on your brain.

these techniques will keep those you don’t wish to talk to at bay…and eventually, probably everybody else.  in the end – it’d be a nicer place…

if we could all just get along.

catch the drive with kenny jones – weekdays from 4-7pm exclusively on beat-fm 102.5 and online at mybeat.fm.

 

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