OK so recently I had laser eye surgery and from peoples reactions I'm getting the impression that people are finding me a bit weird including my own family and I don't understand why because they know I'm introverted and I like to keep to myself.
Basically a conversation between me and a family member went like this:
Family member: Why are you wearing sunglasses indoors?
Me: because I had laser eye surgery yesterday
FM: What? When? how come you didn't tell me about it?
Me: because I had the consultation a few days ago and decided to do it as soon as possible and I didn't see you between that time
FM: yes I remember you saying you was going to get it done but I didn't realise you meant like now
Me: why would I suggest it if I wasn't serious about it?
FM: because your only 20 and most people would wait to do something like this and think it over
Me: but what is the point of waiting 10 years when I could have good vision now and i've said that I was going to do it for years so i've had plenty of time to think about it.
FM: thats so brave though, doing it at your age
Me: .... hmmm o..k if you say so (unable to comprehend how she equates the two)
Goes into detail about the procedure for a few minutes
FM: so what was your mums reaction when you decided to get it done
Me: I haven't told her yet (shes a bit of an overbearing parent)
FM: What! Then who did you take with you?
Me: I went by myself
FM: (expresses more shock) why? weren't you scared or nervous?
Me: erm... no (she looks confused so I explain) there was nothing to be scared/nervous of, if I had some doubt over the procedure I wouldn't have had it done and when I decided to go through with it I accepted the possible risks and prepared myself for the outcome, and I didn't want anyone there because...Me thinking: I knew they would irritate me someway or another
Me: I knew they would get worried and end up worrying me (congratulates myself on such a good excuse)
FM: so how did you get there and back?
Me: I took the bus
you are officially mental (walks off with an expression I would describe as disbelief)
Now I'm baffled by peoples reaction which is about 3 people i've bothered to tell and avoided this conversation with others because i'm getting bored with it and the other two have had similar responses. I don't understand why they think my actions are strange, if anything I thought it was strange that people who were about 30/40 at the clinic place, also getting the surgery, holding onto their friends or partners hand as though they were being carted away to be tortured.