Sometimes I find I get more responsive interest from my cats when talking with them than I do when talking with people! Strange statement, I know, but it's true!
What is most annoying to me is when talking with people they get that 'far-away' look in their eyes and you know they're not listening to what you're saying. At that point, I just give up and say nothing more. It's not worth expending any more of my energy. So many people, I find, are too intune to themselves and what they are saying than they are to others and what they are trying to say. I've learned over the years just to let them have their say....it's easier that way.
The trigger to this mild diatribe is I went to the 'corner store' early this morning. I was talking with the shopkeeper as is my wont and somewhere along the way I lost him. I do give him some lee-way, though, because it was early morning and probably I was his first customer. He was still busy setting up for the day. I remember what it was like when I had my store in Noosa trying to get ready for the day. I'd be busy making pineapple crush, fresh orange juice, fruit salad, filling up the cold bins with my salads, making cakes and cookies etc., etc., et al and early customers would be a pain in the neck! Hehehehe! Even if people saw me in my shop with the doors still closed, though not locked, they would push the door open, enter and ask, "Are you open?" What can one say? You grit your teeth, put a sunny smile on your face and answer, "Yes...come on in! Beautiful morning, isn't it?" And the day begins.
I guess that's a good thing about blogging is you don't know if anyone is interested or disinterested! And you don't even have to smile! ;)