I was at starbucks the other day getting a coffee to fill an insatiable void of energy in my body when this woman orders a coffee and decides to talk about her life.
Now, it’s great you have a career but in my personal opinion unless you are asked what you do in life do not waste my time in ordering or the barista’s by interjecting about what you do in your life.
This woman orders an iced coffee and then interjects,
“I JUST MOVED HERE FROM LA. I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER AND I DECIDED TO RELOCATE TO CHICAGO. I PRIMARILY DO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY.”
This goes on and on and on to the point I have a strained smile and I’m no longer patiently waiting for my coffee.
Nothing prompted this. Nothing. The barista didn’t ask what brought her here. She just felt the urgency to share with all of us that she was a photographer. Now, if I looked like Heidi Klum this would of been fate bringing the two of us together.
People do this all the time. I never want to declare I am a comedian unless asked because then I get the same unoriginal demand, “Tell a joke.”
Maybe I should of just asked her to take my photo and send it to Ford models where they would politely reject me and say amongst colleagues that I look more like I could model for Wal-mart’s White Stag collection for women.