A fact about myself…

Have You Seen This Leprechaun? Happy St. Patrick's Day to One and All!I don’t suffer fools gladly.

In fact the older I get, the worse I am at being polite to people I perceive to be idiots. There are times , after I’ve walked rudely away, times especially in moments of reflection. where I wonder if – had I been more patient — had I listened harder or tried to coax them into saying something NOT inane — I wonder if by negating them – I have shorted myself on an amazing “ah-ha!” moment in my life.

The thing is – I doubt it. John has accused me of being arrogant this week – about my intellect. And I know I am. Sometimes. I enjoy shooting the breeze with the best of them – occasionally, but there are limits to how long I can focus on things that bore me to tears.

Not for me the casual weather conversation at the shops – although having said that, I have had some extraordinary conversations at check-outs with the other customers. I remember quite a few of them. But they were not casual discussions. People will open up surprisingly to passing strangers in a queue when they know they only have to talk to you for several minutes and that you’ll probably never see them again.

photo by: faith goble