I love all of my followers and appreciate all of your comments. I try to read you all each day. However, at work, we have dinosaur computers that don't like when I open some of your blogs. Some make my 'puter crash. When I get home at night, I try to get caught up with as many of you as I can. Please understand sometimes that is nearly impossible, since all of you rock!
For my new followers I just don't want anyone to think I am the type of person to post and post and never comment. For my faithfuls, I appreciate your understanding and just know I try!
Are you one of those people that takes 30 minutes to tell a story? Or can you get directly to the end?
I think I inherited the "mind wandering story telling" gene from my dad. I will start telling a story, then pretty soon, I am so far away from the point, I forgot what the point was when I started the conversation. For instance, I will do much like my dad does because he once told me that when he was a kid... oh crap see there I go .. So I will start a funny story about going to the bank yesterday.. or was it Tuesday... wait Tuesday i didn't go to the bank.. OK it was yesterday. So I tell them that I had to deposit money.. then I have to back track to a year or 2 ago to tell them how I acquired the money and why it took so long to get that money, and what happened over the last two years (totally unrelated as to how I got the money) .. by the time make it back to the present time and back to the original point.. I will often end my story with.. "crap.. now I forgot the whole point" Then my friends are pissed because they just realized I wasted the last 30 minutes of their lives.
Are you one of those people that think a timeline really matters to people when you tell them about something or do you just get to the story so as not to drive your friends crazy while you try to figure out when the event happened?
Here's what I mean:
Something happens to you that you want to share with your friends. You start to tell them, only you can't remember exact day or year it occurred. You start your story like this:
"OMG.. so Tuesday.. or was it Monday.. let's see.. Sunday I was at Starbucks..so it couldn't have been there .. where was I Monday??? OH it was Monday not Tuesday so on Monday...blah blah blah.. or "when my daughter was 6 or wait maybe was she 5??..
Do you think your friends (who were not with you and can not go back in time to validate the actual day of the event) care about what day it happened? Don't you think they are more interested in WHAT happened..not WHEN?
I think we all do it and don't realize it. But now that I have realized it, I just say "the other day, or yesterday, or last year" I think that everyone is a lot happier.