Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Just call me ‘Rambling Rose’

Have you ever had a conversation with me? Do you notice how many tangents I go on? I swear I have conversation ADD. I guess I haven't done enough puzzles to stave off the Alzheimer's.

4 comments:

stefanie said...

I do the same thing, but I pride myself on always finding my way back from my tangents. I had a friend in college who made it a goal to get me on a tangent I couldn't find my way back from. He never won, though given how old and feeble my brain is these days, I doubt I'd be up to the challenge anymore.

sourpuss said...

Hm. I didn't notice any conversational ADD, topic-hopping or tangentality. Is that because I have it, too?

Avitable said...

I love the tangents. Keeps me on my toes, and I do the same thing, too.

Kristen said...

My husband is the King of Tangents. I suppose I don't notice yours because you can delete them before posting, or at least edit them into a nice parenthetical phrase, and we just gloss over them, none the wiser. I, however, live with the Tangentmeister.

I used to date a guy who would interrupt me ALL THE TIME. I mean, that was by far not his worst trait or anything, but I think 2 years of not being able to finish a sentence is something I never recovered from. I used to consider myself a rather good storyteller, tangents and all, but now (and my husband has asked me about it) I start talking, then stop myself automatically. Sometimes I don't even think ahead to what the rest of my sentence would be. I'd certainly be annoyed if I had to talk to me a lot, but that just makes my husband a sweeter guy, I guess. That, and he's hard of hearing, so I often have to start sentences over to make sure he looks over and reads my lips. Anyway, these built-in pauses are perfect opportunities for the Tangentmeister to hijack ANY conversation. And he does.