Don’t Be Loopy! April 21, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Humor, People.
When people expect me to listen, I want them to have a point . . . and reach it.
I’ve been in conversations with folks who set out in one direction, veer off into another, take a detour, drop into a digression . . .
All without EVER circling back to the initial point.
Even when I remind them of their starting point (because I was paying attention to what they were saying even if they weren’t), they still can’t complete the loop.
They’re just LOOPY!!!!
The worst off-topic rambler I know calls on the phone and chats non-stop for an hour or so.
She meanders this way and that without ever culminating a thread.
She’s definitely more focused on the “journey” than the destination.
I used to try and steer her back to topics of interest, but that just prolonged the call without unearthing any morals to her stories.
Now I just let her go (like the Energizer Bunny) while I recline on the bed, close my eyes, and R~E~L~A~X.
Since there is NO PRESSURE to respond or come up with interesting tidbits for discussion, it’s almost like meditating and watching the “clouds” float by.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Related: The Art of Timely Communication (Coffee Kat)