Did I Say That Out Loud?
originally published on www.thegledaproject.com on 25th Jun 2014
Yes I did. Get used to it.
A consequence of Neil and I spending all our time together is that he will get the dubious benefit of hearing my random thoughts. Usually these disjointed thoughts and observations are reserved for friends who get that the mind (or is it just mine) jumps around from one unconnected thought to another and occasionally are audibly manifested but are not a request to discuss or look for a solution.
Example – I said, out loud, that when you are getting on a plane or into a car then people do not ask “can you fly” or “can you drive”. So why then when going on a boat do people ask if you can sail? Neil heard this as me saying that I don’t want to learn to sail??? Not the case but just a random floating thought that needed expelling. We did have a bit of a discussion about the learning to sail. As I pointed out, Neil chose a Tiki 38 before he had a partner so therefore must of been planning solo sailing at some point. For the record I am more than happy to learn to sail.
Neil sometimes worries that if I am quiet (not that I am a continually noisy person) then there must be something wrong. Sometimes he is right (not often) and there is something wrong but other times my thoughts are just rambling and no need to confuse him with my inner crazy.
Now all of you have had the dubious benefit of my random thinking. How often do you get asked before you get on that flight for your hols if you can fly?? (rhetorical question, I don’t need answers).