Monday, December 04, 2006

The Gift of Gab

K-friend and I went to an art fair on Saturday at the beautiful Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul. Saw a lot of wonderful art, met some great people and picked up a few bobbles. K-friend has the talent of striking up conversations with anyone, anywhere. The gift of gab. I just adore that about her and am learning to be more open to people. I can usually start talking to someone but when it comes to holding a longer conversation with new people, I struggle.

I have learned a few things along the way that has helped me. Number one is that people love to talk about themselves - ask questions about their family, work, hobbies, etc. I'm a great listener and like to hear others stories. But then I run across someone who knows that pointer too and I become the questionee. I'll be talking then I'll stumble and up comes the image in my head of
Chris Farley as a celebrity interviewer on Saturday Night Live hitting his head with his hand while saying "Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!"

I guess we all have things in life to improve upon and that's just one on my long list of imperfections. To end on a positive note, I do have a great sense of humor though. After the art fair, K-friend and I went to a bar/restaurant for lunch and found this mural on the side of a building next to the place.
Taken with the cell phone so not great quality. "Big Wood - Timber Frames." OK, so the sense of humor is questionable too! ;)

1 comment:

Margus said...

that's when you start talking about Chris Farely.

Gift of Gab