First off, this’ll be a short post because I’m impatient and WordPress ate my first draft.
I’m sure you’ve all read my posts and know that I prefer to take the title of Lord of Tangents. I find this interesting. If I happen across something I don’t know that in any way remotely interests me, I’m going to immediately drop everything I’m doing just to go find it out. Most commonly this will happen at work – I’ll be wondering who I close with next week or something and have to stop myself from immediately going off to find this out.
I’ve been wondering why this happens, exactly.
Technically there’s no real reason for it. It’s not something I particularly need to know at the time and I’ll eventually find out on the day. But it just irritates me not to know.
I’m not sure why this is, but it causes no end of derailing when I’m working on something at the restaurant and I need to go look something up RIGHT THE HECK NOW. It’s a bit irritating.
I also tend to randomly start up conversations that have no real place in context – I’ll remember something I was talking or thinking about and start talking as though whoever I’m speaking with was listening in on my thoughts. Not sure why, I just do.
Finally, while my mind wanders in conversation I tend to interrupt people – if I don’t say something RIGHT NOW I’ll forget about it so I need to say it now.