Friday, August 23, 2013

The More You Know (A Brief 'About Me')

I talk to myself.

This is something that I have known to be true for quite some time now, but I don't think I realized just how frequently it happens--or the severity of the issue--until a few weeks ago.

Arriving at work in the morning (across a parking lot and a up three stories in an elevator...judge me, my purse is super heavy) realizing when I sit down at my desk that I can't be certain if I've been singing out loud (or only in my head) for that six(ish) minutes.

After three minutes of sitting nearby, a high school student sitting in my office says to me (with an eye roll): "yeah, I read texts out loud to myself too..."

On more than one occasion I have left Target thinking, "There's a strong chance that I just audibly listed my way through those last few aisles: 'I have detergent, and plenty of dryer sheets. I don't need toothpaste...four sixty-five?! what?!'" (this I'm pretty sure happened in a fake British accent. Yep, I'm that ridiculous--I think aloud, make lists, speak to myself in a fake accent) That poor small child on the aisle with wonder he kept looking at me as he walked away.

I'm assuming this is a sign that I'm getting old. Or that I'm rapidly becoming absolutely bonkers.

Either way, I can't imagine how much worse it will be in fifty years.


Julie Hibbard said...

I talk to myself CONSTANTLY. ESPECIALLY at Target! And...I make myself LAUGH all the time. I'm super funny! Personally, I believe it's a sign of intelligence. We are obviously very organized and make lists and need to go over them often, aloud.
I must have gotten it from YOU! :)

Evan Finegan said...

I think this is a sign that you are very comfortable in yourself. I do it more often than I know...someone pointed it out to me a few weeks ago. It's good to be able to say what you're thinking out loud without worrying that someone else might hear it. Just be sure you stay that way, as one day you will say what you are thinking when it really matters to someone else :) Those other moments on your own are just subconscious moments in training!