24 September 2011

car talk

sometimes, when i'm driving alone, i talk to myself. yes, out loud. usually it's replays of insignificant conversations i've had in the recent past, interactions i've had where i've said the wrong thing, given bad advice, made the foolish comment, been too tongue-tied to say anything at all. but in the car, i get it right. i am insightful. i am witty. i am astute. 

i know how pathetic this must sound. but it's not the reworking of the conversations that bothers me. it's the fact that i do it at all. am i destined to become one of those old ladies who carries on a conversation with herself, even when she's not alone in the car? this is what concerns me the most!

10 comments:

CrazyCris said...

with me it's singing... isn't it nice to have a little alone time like that when who cares what you're saying? Can't bother anyone but yourself! ;o)

Aleta said...

Golly I do that too - but I've done it my whole life and I'm now 60. It's just a time to rethink what happened and decide if there is something you could have handled differntly, better, kinder. You don't have to worry about anyone else's opinion when you're alone and you can be honest with yourself.

Nora said...

I do that in my head constantly. So far I only say the end conclusion out loud, pretty soon it will be the whole conversation. I don't think it's silly, I think it's very creative.

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I don't wait until I'm in the car to talk to myself. xo Jenny

Diane said...

This was VERY reassuring - thank goodness I'm not the only one!

Tabor said...

This post was a great reminder. I passed an elderly lady in a scooter at the store and she was talking to herself as she perused the grocery shelves. I smiled at how odd and elderly that was...and the very next aisle I found that I was talking to myself about some purchase!

M said...

You know, you call yourself an old lady talking to herself in the car, I am a 30 year old and I talk to myself all the time...even when I am not alone!!!! :-) Guess its a not a good sympton huh!!!!

ZEKE said...

I catch myself playing slug bug in the car long after I've dropped the kids off at preschool.

Graciegreen said...

My mother, long gone, always said, "If you want to engage in an intelligent conversation, talk to yourself!" Your post reminded me of her...

chris said...

Graciegreen: my mother too is long gone. i love it when unexpected things in my day remind me of her. so happy i could do that for you!