how much do comments mean to you in general?
how much do comments on emotional posts mean to you?
how much do in-depth comments mean to you?
For me, I really want lots of comments if I post about my races or my world; otherwise, I love them but never feel slighted if I don't get them (okay, maybe if you didn't tell me happy birthday I might have felt a little slighted). BUT -- I always want everyone to participate in my polls.
Yesterday, Matthew (this highschooler cashier) was working at the next register over, and he told me his IPH (items scanned per hour) and wanted me to tell him mine, but I wouldn't. So he came over to my register as I was finishing with a customer, and was about to reach for the action code keys to get it anyway -- and I grabbed his hand and said, "Oh no you don't, buddy." He stepped back, and I gave my customers their receipt, smiled and wished them good day, then turned back to him. He told me I have 'man hands'; I asked what he meant by that and he said that I have a very strong grip. Without thinking, I said, "Yeah, well I'm able to stop people from doing things I don't want them to." He said, "really? You've needed to stop people?" or something like that -- I didn't quite catch it because he was walking back to his register. He was probably trying to be a smartass (like usual).
Anyway, that little incident made me realize that I am strong.
I am no longer a helpless child, and I don't need to feel like one.
I am able to defend myself.
I am able to say no.
I feel my strength awakening in my spirit; my shimmering white cobra is rearing her unutterably beautiful, dangerous head. It feels so good, so freeing.