A Day I Will Never Forget
I have always been told to never judge a book by its cover, but in these terms regarding people. Just like the cover of a book, first impressions are not always as they seem. They are very crucial in everyday life and can be the basis of how our relationship with a person begins. You really find out someone’s true colors after you start getting to know them. This all happened to me when I saw and met my current girlfriend. Upon first talking to her I was wondering where this was going and realized that what we see on the outside may not be what we see in the end.
My first class of my junior year in high school started just like any other of my years in school. I sat in my tiny wood desk anxiously wondering who’s going to walk through the door. Several of my friends came in and we all sat next to each other hoping there would be no specific seating arrangements. Before I knew it the bell for class rang and the teacher walked in as the door behind her creaked shut. She began on the class syllabus that we have to listen to over and over on the first day. Starring off into space I heard the door open and everyone fixed their eyes on it. A tall tan girl walks in holding several of her books close to her chest and apologized for being late. She walked to the back of the room and sat in a desk with a no students around. The teacher started again. I kept thinking to myself that I have never seen her here before, she must have been new to the area. I glanced over at her to get a better look and to really see what she was about. After studying her for a second I got the impression she was a shy, quiet lonely girl lost on her first day at a new school. She was wearing dark washed jeans with a light blue tank top and sparkly Sperry’s. Her hair was dirty blonde, wavy and left down with a partial braid pinned back to the side. I was amazed by the beauty of her and told myself there was no way she was as quite as she appeared. I could tell by her movements and the way she sat up right in her chair. She tapped her foot repeatedly and kept fidgeting with her pen. I knew that I had to get to really know her. The bell rang and it was already time to go to next class. I had not listened to a word the teacher said but instead was admiring the new girls amazing attributes. After going from class to class the rest of the day I couldn’t get her out of my mind. No one seemed to know her name either but there was a lot of talk amongst the guys about her. It seemed to me everyone was trying to figure out who she was, so I knew I had to act quick. The next day I sat in first class waiting to make the right move and not come off as creepy. Sitting there I was trying to figure out what to say and when to say it. I came to the conclusion that I was going to approach her after class and hopefully walk her to the next one. Awaiting for the moment I sat nervously in my desk and kept glancing up at the clock over and over again. I was getting more nervous as the time passed. My hands began to sweat and there was only a minute left in class. My mind was everywhere and my heart was racing. There was the bell it was that time already. I waited for her to leave the room first and I left right behind her. Walking quickly to get beside her I looked over at her and simply said "HI. I’m Trevor what’s your name?" She answered back with a big grin on her face and said “it’s Kayla, thanks for asking.” As weird as it sounded coming out of my mouth, things actually went fine. We stated talking and it only got easier. We walked to her next class and I let her go. I felt success come over me and I knew I must have done something right. I was so happy and couldn’t stop smiling for the remainder of the afternoon.
The days went on and we started talking more every day. After a couple weeks of talking at school we exchanged number and began texting all the time. It was obvious that we both liked each other. I really found out who she was and her story after all the long days of staying up late talking on the phone. To me the way things were going it seem so unreal. I thought this was only things you read about or seen o T.V. I remember the first day I seen her the impression I had of her was totally right by all means. She wasn’t the quite type or shy at all which I knew from the beginning was definitely not her, but I would have never guessed that she would be as outgoing as she is. Her personality was everything I knew it would be. I realized that we had way more in common because we both are a little shy at first but after finding out our true personality we clicked. I guess in a way we are just alike and at times that can be hard, but I wouldn’t change that for anything.
There are several factors that can affect everyone’s first impression of each other. Different personalities are one of the greatest things that people consider when we meet someone for the first time. A persons personalities has a big effect on the impression they put forward first. Things that come to mind after seeing and meeting a person, make first impressions often the worst means of judging others. Remember everybody is different and what u see on the outside isn’t always what’s on the inside. When it comes down to it "never judge a book by its cover."