I have been looking for a new “thing” to replace my old shallow identity as a lazy cyclist. I thnk I have found it. I’m going to start walking away from dull conversations. I’m not going to be rude about it, but I simply do not have the time for it anymore. I am old now, and as a Generation X’er, it goes without saying that time has been wasted, maybe even squandered, in the pursuit of great conversation. If that is all I’ve gotten out of the years then I feel obligated to stick with it.
No more dull conversations.
This doesn’t mean we can’t talk or chit chat. We can certainly still be friends. It’s just that if I excuse myself to the restroom and do not return, know that Father Time is ticking in my ear and I am off to find a better conversation. I hope you will still call if you need me, or care to talk about something else.
I’m tired of phoning it in, and I’m tired of having it phoned in to me. You don’t need me for that. You have lots of friends who would be relieved to know you just want to enjoy their company and not have any of your fundamental beliefs challenged.
Challenge mine. It is the only way I can be sure I have some.