August 21st, 2018

NYC Crime Fiction, Amy Grech

How to Seem Confident, Even When You Really Aren't

I've lived in Brooklyn for 22 years and counting. Before the advent of smartphones, if you needed directions to a restaurant or an office building, you actually had to rely on the kindness of strangers. I'd try to ask a Postal Worker or a UPS Driver for directions; if there weren't any nearby, I would ask another woman, or a man, if he seemed sane. All the while, I didn't want to look completely oblivious, so I'd act confident. So much so, that people would ask me for directions en route to my destination. I'd shrug and tell them I was new to the area...

Anything is possible when you seem sure of yourself!