i have a question. you seem very intelligent and knowledgeable in a wide array of topics. so, my question is...when are you getting your own talk show? or until then i'll nominate you for FA's resident shrink/psych/doctor/medical adviser/go-to-guy/comedian/etc..
btw, that Fornication Under Consent of the King was quite interesting...learn something new everyday
my own talk show.. that would be a riot, wouldnt it.. then I would have a great place to talk about the subtle things that annoy us .. such as:
'Why do people insist on walking in the middle of the sidewalk when other people are comming their way? Shouldnt it be the same on foot as it is on the road and walk on the proper side?'
'Why is it when you're in a rush, that someone who doest talk to you alot suddenly seems to have the need to express in detail how their day/life is going and how WE'RE the arsehole because we have to dismiss them quickly to get to where we need to?'
or.. and this is my favorite
'Why do Bills arrive days early and cheques arrive days late when they were issued on the very same day?'
I've always been a chatterbox kind of person and when i used to work in sales ( multiple times.. cars, clothes, door-to-door) the ability for the gift of Gab goes a long way in developing a quick rapport with the target consumer.. so having a vast array of topics in which to work off of was a positive boon.. most people will be more inclined to aquiesce positively in a deal when they have even a small bit of a connection with the other.. if they are treated as not just livestock and treated with respect to their opinions and desires.. alot of time they will be ready to work with me.
Thats where ive learned to be a fairly reasonable and approachable person and even after this much time, ive somehow absorbed alot of the info I see on the Boobtube and internet enough to mould it into conversation.
I dont believe I have a photographic memory but i managed to , at the moment its needed, bring the information up like a spreadsheet and pick up things quickly.
Also, the sense of humor was spawned out of.. get this.. fear.
Being beat up as a young teen was commonplace.. and where i had some martial arts training when i was really young.. i really did NOT like to use any sort of physicality on people because the one time I used it to defend myself in a fight I wound up breaking a kids arm and knee before I knew what was going on. I was young and impulsive and simply retaliated with what I knew how when i was backed into a corner.
So for the longest time.. I allowed myself to be picked on and bullied. Then one day a regular bully decided I was to be his 'entertainment' and I dont even know what it was I said, something in the lines of ' Anywhere but the face.. i have a dinner with family tonight and this is my bread and butter'. Something like that. and it was weird cause he started laughing and said he couldnt pick on me anymore cause of it and not 2 minutes later, another bully decided to pick up where he had left off and sucker punched me in the gut.. I was down ghasping for air when i saw the FIRST bully absolutely DRILL the 2nd one and had him on the ground pummeling him saying ' If anyone picks on him from now on its me.. or else you deal WITH me'
In the back of my head, the part that wasnt crying like a lil girl that is, was saying ' Theres something TO this humor stuff.. cant stop bullets, but seems to stops fists.. I outta work on this more'
I wasnt like the kids of today who defend themselves from being called names with a gun in their waistband. Kids today are too scared to get their ass whipped. but in my day.. thats how it was.. we fought.. we picked up out teeh and the next day we both knew it was over.. we moved on. Problem solved..
Not anymore.. kids today.. u call'em a name, they'll just keep going and going and going, provoking and provoking.. even if noone retaliates back.. they push until it breaks and then they start to pull out the knifes or bats or guns.... but thats another story altogether..
Edited for typos.. and LORD oh LORD I made a few. lol
Edited by TimoMajere, 26 May 2010 - 08:22 AM.