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New kid on the block.

A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London
8-Feb-2020 08:19 Message #4770052
Have you the new kid on the block meeting new neighbours or work colleagues? Was it a worrying thought? How did you cope?
Pboro Trevor  Male  Cambridgeshire
8-Feb-2020 10:49 Message #4770069
Just got on and did it.

probably due to being ex RAF and moving around every couple of years.

wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
8-Feb-2020 11:13 Message #4770071
Sorry CHIOG, but I'm not quite understanding what you mean, do you mean when I was a child or when I was an adult?
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
8-Feb-2020 19:23 Message #4770093
Not getting this CHIOG either ??
Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire
8-Feb-2020 20:49 Message #4770109
Yes, I have been the new kid on the block a few times. I have been fairly cool and calm on the outside but a fluttering wreck on the inside. I put up a good front..
Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
8-Feb-2020 21:48 Message #4770118
Not really bothered. I don't think I fully understand the phrase perhaps. Possibly all you have to do is smile and look interested? Through in a comment or something. Not sure what is meant by block. I think I'm past the age of caring, more interested observing perhaps.
CircusMaximus  Male  North Yorkshire
8-Feb-2020 23:09 Message #4770126
Apparently the saying goes back as far as 1940 and refers to a person of any age being the latest person to join a particular group, school or workplace.

I struggled a bit starting a new school halfway through a term but in later life, working and moving home, I’ve had no problems.
Greencare  Female  Berkshire
9-Feb-2020 09:44 Message #4770149
Victoriana I have also been the new kid on the block and have felt much as you have. Outwardly confident but much less so inside.
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
9-Feb-2020 10:29 Message #4770153
Is a new kid on the block a chip off the old block?.....

If I was a new chip off the old block....would everyone block me?....
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
9-Feb-2020 10:46 Message #4770158
I'm a bit like Vic, cool and calm on the outside but a fluttery wreck inside. School was the worst one as I'd never been in a group of children before, I think I just retreated into my shell, a shell made of confusion and feeling lonely in a crowd for the first time.

Now I don't expect to make friends or anything, I just turn up do what I need to do and go home, I can put on a good front, but thats all it is.
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
9-Feb-2020 12:28 Message #4770178
Aaaah I'm with the programme now !!
I'm soft centred but hard on the outside.....depending on the situation.

I don't attend " meetings " like I used to when working, but even then, I might be shaking on the inside but always showed an exterior air of confidence and never backed down from a situation if in the right, but always did my research before hand to make sure I was right. ;)

I can give the impression of being very confident, but that's not always the case.
I know as I've got older I won't allow anyone to push me around anymore.
Never felt I have to be popular or follow the trend.
Take me or leave me...
NoSaint  Female  Devon
12-Feb-2020 06:35 Message #4770403
I can give the impression of being very confident, but that's not always the case.

I give that impression too. Often friends have said they envy my confidence but it’s just that I don’t share my worries.
Most people are pleasant and polite so meeting new colleagues isn’t too scary!
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
13-Feb-2020 06:28 Message #4770471
I’m not overly confident or uncomfortable when meeting strangers or being in a new environment but I am relaxed so it’s not a problem and I quite enjoy some of those situations.

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