The Talking Game

April 16, 2010 · 2 comments

The conversation went something like this:
My brilliant friend, Nancy Ganz: “Kathy, you are so smart.”

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Me (stunned): “Huh? Why on earth do you say that?” (Compared to Nancy, I couldn’t think my way out of a paper bag.)
Nancy: “Because in a group conversation, you always have something relevant or witty to chime in with.”

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Me: “Nancy, are you kidding? Okay, so I can ping-pong a fairly rapid babble, but you! Every time you open your mouth, perfect pearls of wisdom come flowing out, and when you’re done, you can actually stop.”
Nancy: “Yes, but until I have a thought completely formed in my head, I can’t seem to get anything out. People think I’m shy in groups. I’m not shy… I’m just slow! By the time I have something ready to say, they’ve already switched topics and moved on.”

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Me: “Wow. I, on the other hand, rarely know what I think about anything until I’ve heard myself talk about it. People think I’m gregarious, but I just have an external thought-processing loop. You have an internal one.”
Nancy: “Maybe neither one of us is all that smart. Maybe we’re just on the extreme opposite ends of the spectrum of how people think.”

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I thought that was pretty clever of her.


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Guri April 16, 2010 at 9:10 pm

That’s a clever post. It made me think. I think I am like you, kathy. When I want to form an opinion on something, I talk about it and my opinon is formed in between the words. Wow, now I understand my self. Ha. I am gald you made me talk about it.

BTW – the cartoons are beautiful!!! I bet you love your SketchBook Pro.

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rickandkathy April 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Hey Guri!!
You’re most welcome to think outside your head here any ol’ time you want to figure out what you think about, well, anything.
And yes, since this is Kathy responding, I am completely free to say that Rick’s cartoons just keep getting better every time, and yes, he LOVES his SketchBook Pro tool. Totally transformational for him!

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