Monday, July 6, 2009

What's up ?

Have you ever had a phone conversation (or rather a face to face conversation) with a guy who goes blank after some time and leaves you wondering whether the phone has got disconnected and am I talking to myself ? Well, I am that guy. Not always. But sometimes, I really find myself at loss of words. Its not a ploy to make the other person leave the phone by boring him to death. Its because sometimes I can't find anything to speak and all that is left is 'Whats up ?' and 'Aur batao..'. These words are a great tool to shift the task of carrying the conversation on the shoulders of the other person. Its quite a spectacle when you find the other person just like you. Under such a situation, I feel obliged or compelled to say something, to break that silence. But again, all that I could mostly conjure is 'Whats up' . Long stays at the hostels can really do this damage to your social skills. Proper civilized conversations are a rarity these days. You can discuss, you can debate, you can gossip but you can't converse. Plus, the hostel life could sometimes be so monotonic that you don't have anything to talk about.

I really admire girls in this regard. They surely can talk. And all those who I know can definitely talk at length. They make you realize how happening their life is. There are so many things going on with them each and every day. But then, if you really think, most of the things they talk about are day to day stuffs. Things that are happening everywhere with everyone including me. Its just that they are good enough to involve them in the conversations. I on the contrary can't do that. But I would like to be able to do that. Its just that right things don't pop up in my mind at the right time.

4 comments:

†J said...

Yeah...
some can talk at length! :-)
Eg.me!

Seriously, even I love doin this 'Aur Batao' thing to drop the ball in other's court (when, I am at loss of words/uninterested in the other person)

'Its just that right things don't pop up in my mind at the right time.'
Rightly said !! ;-)

Saucy said...

Good to see new template...

Chiya said...

hehehe, I have big problem conversing with a new person.
but after a little aquantaince. I can really talk and talk.... I never run short of topics.. there are hell too many of them.

When I am not interested in talkin, I just say hmmm... aur batao, aur kuch... sahi hai... it helps. lol

Kush said...

good going Kala.. your blogs are becoming meaningful :P