Monday, May 17, 2010
I am a talker, I just like to talk. I am shy until you get to know me, then you can't shut me up. I don't know if I should be confessing this online, I don't want people to think that I am crazy but I talk to myself. Basically I am thinking out loud and sometimes it can be embarassing, like when I am out in a store and make a comment about something. When I realize that I said it out loud I always look around to see if there is anyone around me who might have heard me. I don't get loud or anything, the comments are usually half under my breath but if you are standing next to me you'd might be thinking "is this stranger talking to me?" Now that I think about it, I am sure I am not the only one who does this. Probably many conversations that I've had in stores with strangers have started this way, with others being the initiators some of the time. Don't misunderstand me....I don't carry on conversations with myself, just a little comment here and there. The other day I picked up my 80 year old mom for a Target shopping trip. She told me she didn't need anything at the store but she would gladly go with me because she was going stir crazy in her house. She complained that she hadn't been out or talked on the phone to anyone for the past two days and then added, "I haven't spoken a word in two days." I responded with "why, don't you talk to yourself?" She looked at me like I had two heads and said "no". I couldn't believe it, after all, she raised me, so where did I get it from? "So you mean when you are cleaning and you come across something that you have been looking for but couldn't find, you don't say out loud, 'that's where I put that'?" I asked. She shook her head no and laughed, "I think it but I don't say it." So this got me to thinking, am I a little weird? Am I alone in this, or are there others who do the same thing?
So lets take a poll. How many others talk out loud to themselves?