I’m beginning to think that occasionally I may irritate Cowboy. This is just me thinking out loud here folks. But there are times that I sense a little frustration on his end when he’s having a conversation with me. I wonder what that is all about?
Here’s a little fun fact about me-
When we moved to the States from Panama, it was suggested to my parents that I would benefit from a speech therapist. Apparently my speech was impeded.
Stay with me here people, I know that this is a HUGE surprise to most that know me. But yes, there was a time in young Tammy’s life when she (I) had a hard time articulating words and forming a complete sentence. Sometimes I wonder if my parents have ever regretted my therapy because six months of that stuff was all I needed. Speech impediment…pfft! I haven’t shut up since!
I love to have conversations with people. I love the whole Q&A thing. It’s how we get to know about people, places and things. The asking of the questions and the answers that are given, it’s what feeds the conversation, don’t ya think? When I’m asked about something, I try to be armed and ready to answer the second and third question before it’s asked AND I also add a little animation to make it all the more interesting. I call this PreEmptive Animation Conversation. I totally made that up. But it’s pretty good, so we’ll just go with it!
Cowboy does not appreciate my knack for PreEmptive Animation Conversation. When he asks a question, he wants an answer. The more direct, the happier he is. I should get him a tshirt that reads “Just answer the question, darn-it”! He can be such a conversation-sucker (which is much like a fun-sucker) when he’s talking to me. His life must have been pretty boring BT (before Tammy).
COWBOY: (We are standing in the carport) When do you need the pressure washer hooked up?
ME: I’m going to start on the outdoor kitchen first and work my way to the back of the house.
COWBOY: Ok, but when do you need it hooked up?
ME: I just told you.
COWBOY: No, you didn’t. You told me what you’re doing with it. I asked you when you needed it. Just answer the question. WHAT TIME DO YOU NEED IT?
ME: Ok…jeez, why didn’t you just ask that?!
See what I mean….conversation sucker.
’til next Sunday y’all- Tammy