Truth be told, I never listen to them. I just lock myself inside the secure basement bunker of The House on the Hill, where I am free from the unsolicited advice of the masses.
I don’t see anything wrong with being an introvert. It’s much better for my mental health, and the free time it creates allows me the freedom to write more often.
Just this morning, I posted on Facebook that I’d gone out twice today, and that had only served to reinforce the idea that being an introvert was the right choice.
This age of social media actually caters to introverts. I was able to get out my message to people without having to be face to face with any of them. Anyone who missed it on Facebook, now has a chance to see it on my blog.
All the while, I’ve been on my couch reading and enjoying a relaxing day off. Free from having to interact with anyone.
It occurred to me last night, while I was at the taping of The Nite Show, that there was an added benefit to being an introvert.
I overheard a few conversations in the audience about the Coronavirus. No, the Coronavirus was not a guest on the show. That would have been very weird.
Regardless, the crowd might have been thinner last night because people were worried about being in a public place where germs could mingle, gestate, and attack. Or maybe people just didn’t want to be out and about on a cold, windy, winter night in Maine.
I’m rambling, but I do have a point. I think. Give me a second.
Right. As I heard the chatter about the virus, a Deep Thought formed in my mind:
Being an introvert is a good thing when there’s a deadly virus out there!
I watch The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead, so I have no problem realizing that the next show in the series could be Coronavirus Caused The Walking Dead.
Those Walkers had to come from somewhere, and how fitting would it be for the outbreak that causes the Zombie Apocalypse to happen right now as our President tells us that it’s all a hoax created by the Democrats?
I don’t need to be out there touching handrails that could be doubling as killer germ superhighways, using a public bathroom that might be a germ clubhouse, or breathing in air that has already been used by others.
I’m good right here at The House on the Hill. I’m the only one touching the banisters, using the bathroom, or recirculating the air.
The only Zombies I want to see are on my TV, so if they are out there, somewhere, trudging through the streets, I don’t want anything to do with them.
I’m an introvert and I’m proud. And also a lot safer from whatever germs are out there just looking to hitch a ride on some unsuspecting social butterfly…