September 18, 2003
Babbling

Dara isn't the only one who babbles, a fact which my boss reminded me of today. It was funny, tho.

He was describing a scene in an episode of DS9 that he saw last night. Odo and Sisko are talking, and Odo is describing how he derived who was at fault for something or other. Odo went into details about how this thingy was manufactured only in such and such a place, explaining every step of the deductive process. I had to laugh, since this is very me.

Then he tells the end of the story. Sisko finally interrupts, asking Odo to just cut to the chase and tell him who did it. Odo does, and Sisko says well why couldn't you say that in the first place? And Odo said he had to remind Sisko how good he was.

I don't do it for that reason. At least, I don't think I do.

I like to explain things because I honestly want people to know how I got to a decision. Because if they can understand that, then they can get there themselves the next time.

Needless to say, I end up boring people or confusing them. The confusion is much less when I can draw pictures while I talk. I'm not sure the boredom ever goes away.

So for those who've read Dara's rambles in A Grand Affair, she's not the only one who babbles. Unfortunately, that is the trait she picked up from her player. Pity her. *smiles*

[Listening to: Splashdown - Thunder - Daryl Hall & John Oates - ROCK'N SOUL PART 1 (03:21)]

Posted by Deb Atwood at September 18, 2003 11:42 PM | TrackBack
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Ah, but if you leave out the explaination, you can keep a greater air of mystery. *smile* Then they'll come to see you as some sort of mystical guru and leave sacrifices for your favors....

Umm... or something. Jesus, where'd that come from?

Posted by: Chris on September 19, 2003 02:05 AM
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