This morning I realized I talk too much, or at least give too much unnecessary detail when talking. These are details that others don’t need or care about but for me are necessary, as I talk and retell the events that occurred I remember what happened. But I just realized this morning that people don’t care and don’t know why I’m talking so much.
I realized how annoying it was when a person at work asked me if someone she was meeting was there. That’s when I started telling her everything, from when the woman showed up to when I saw one of her coworkers got there. That’s when she interrupted my very interesting story and asked “so she’s upstairs?” I said yes even though the woman did not leave right away and I think I saw her go the wrong way when she walked out the door.
At first I was annoyed by the fact that she didn’t let me finish my story but then I realized that’s all she really wanted to know was where the woman was. Was she still in the building or if she left. I still wasn’t 100% sure if the woman was still there and if she got to the office but I didn’t hear anything else so I’m guessing she did.
I know it’s annoying, listening to someone who is just not telling you what you want to hear, but most times I really can’t just summarize it, you just have to listen to my whole story until I get to the important stuff. My family gets frustrated too and have told me to get to the point and sometimes keep talking and forget what I was talking about in the first place.
But if going through every little detail of what happened is what I need to remember what happened then that’s what I have to do. That’s better than saying “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember”.