Friday, October 2, 2009

Thinking is not a requirement, but it better than this.



Stop me if you heard this one before.

I need stimulating conversation at work. Now that Betty is gone and has moved on to better things I am stuck trying to have conversation with my current coworker who rarely listen to what I am saying or just give me a blank stare.

Here is an example:

Me: Hey coworker, what do you think of purpose of philosophy could be?

Coworker: silence

The way our office is situated she sits behind me. So I turn around to make sure she heard me and she is reading her facebook page.

Me: Hey!

Coworker: Uh! What did you say?

Me: Philosophy……..what do you think about it?

Coworker: What?

Me: Ya know the study of general problems like existence, knowledge, values and such.

Coworker: turns and looks at me with a blank expression. “What?”

I turn back to my desk “never mind”.

Coworker: “No really I am listening what about it now.”

I start talking but not about anything in particular just rattling something that has very little to do with the question raise. Quite simply put I am not a great debater. I just felt the need to talk about something more cerebral. After a while I realize I have not gotten a single response from her and I turn to see her reading her face book page again.

I think I will buy a book.

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