Communication is a funny thing.
Some people are texters.
Some people are e-mailers.
Some people don’t even communicate at all.
I’m a phone talker.
Well….actually….I’m an in-person talker, but when that’s not available…..
…..the phone is always the next best thing.
The other day I was on the phone with one of my friends.
I’m not sure how the conversation started, but I think it went something like this.
Me: Did you know pumpkins are fruits? And not just a fruit? It’s a berry.
Her: (between giggles) Oh hi, KariAnne.
We proceeded to talk for a few more minutes and then suddenly she stopped the conversation mid-discussion with these profound statements:
Did you know that talking to you on the phone is like reading your blog posts? There’s no small talk at the beginning.
No hello. Or how are you? Or how’s the weather?
You jump immediately into the conversation mid-stream and it’s like we are pick up where we left off on the last phone call.
And then when you are done.
You simply say “Okay, bye.”
And that’s it…..until the next conversation where it all picks up right over again.
I had to think about that one.
I had to analyze my phone conversations and my communication to see if I agreed.
So I paid attention over the next couple of days.
And you know what? She was right.
99.99% of my conversations were EXACTLY how she described.
For example, when I write a blog post, I realized there’s not a lot of introduction.
The post almost always begins mid-stream.
Like this post.
I wanted to start off this post by telling you that I just realized…..real pumpkins are covered in dirt.
I was at the store the other day buying pumpkins to decorate with and I was so irritated because they were all dirty. I searched everywhere for clean pumpkins when all of a sudden it dawned on me that pumpkins grew on a vine right next to the ground and of course they would have dirt on them.
And did you know that pumpkins and cucumbers are cousins?
Maybe I communicate like that because I feel like we are friends with super interesting things to tell each other.
Maybe somewhere along the line asking about the weather got old.
Or maybe it’s simply because I have so much to say about pumpkins and fruit and back meadows and centerpieces that look like this….
…that I’m just trying to fit it all in.
PS Just kidding. How’s the weather. 🙂
PPS This post went out early today because I’m heading out on a boat with a commercial fisherman to take pictures of the sunrise.