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Alistair Hosie
12-10-2002, 09:23 AM
Sometimes when I am busily listening to the radio, (for example when helping my wife in the kitchen) (usually poitics)or some fascinating debate, I suddenly say something out loud like NEVER or WHAT THE so absorbed and heated I become with the content of the debate. Then when I see my son or wife looking at me as if I'm ready for the twilight home,I quickly add (without making eye contact with them )dooby dooby dooby "Never have I" and burst into song .They are never fooled and smile at each other as if to say he's definately a bit Dolly Dimple I pretend I havent seen this and brazen it out.
Am I going mad? is this talking to myself or just good old fashioned thinking aloud as practiced by college proffesors, librarians etc. Any of you who are also guilty please admit it now and put me out of my misery Alistair

hms50
12-10-2002, 09:49 AM
Yup! It happens to me all the time. However I don't sing, everyone has asked me not to for some reason.

See you in the Twilight Zone,
hms50

P.S.

I just bought a B&S gear tooth vernier from a shop in the UK. Our post office will not create an intenational money order anymore. Any idea why? My sister dosen't make meatloaf but she does have a bank account with a London bank so it should work out.

Rotate
12-10-2002, 09:55 AM
I pontificate in the shower about nonsense. There, that should restore your faith in your own sanity http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Albert


[This message has been edited by Rotate (edited 12-10-2002).]

lynnl
12-10-2002, 10:07 AM
Oh no, Alistair! How long has this been going on? Have you sought professional counseling yet? Just kidding!

I honestly can't say if I do that unintentionally or unwillfully or not.. probably I do. I certainly vocalize my thoughts at times. Almost always it's when I'm alone, and then it's done consciously. That is I purposefully choose to speak my thoughts aloud. But I know it's a common practice. I see lots of people driving vehicles (alone in their car) carrying on a long conversation, and sometimes even including hand gestures and facial expressions. It's kind of entertaining really, while stopped at a traffic signal and watching such a driver in my rear view mirror. Occasionally, when one realizes he/she is being observed, I can see an expression of embarrassment and then they'll stop their monologue.

What's more disturbing to me is when I realize that I'm having NO THOUGHTS AT ALL, like a ship becalmed at sea. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

lynnl
12-10-2002, 10:09 AM
Oh no, Alistair! How long has this been going on? Have you sought professional counseling yet? Just kidding!

I honestly can't say if I do that unintentionally or unwillfully or not.. probably I do. I certainly vocalize my thoughts at times. Almost always it's when I'm alone, and then it's done consciously. That is I purposefully choose to speak my thoughts aloud. But I know it's a common practice. I see lots of people driving vehicles (alone in their car) carrying on a long conversation, and sometimes even including hand gestures and facial expressions. It's kind of entertaining really, while stopped at a traffic signal and watching such a driver in my rear view mirror. Occasionally, when one realizes he/she is being observed, I can see an expression of embarrassment and then they'll stop their monologue.

What's more disturbing to me is when I realize that I'm having NO THOUGHTS AT ALL, like a ship becalmed at sea. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

lynnl
12-10-2002, 10:10 AM
How's this double posting taking place? anyway?

Dr. Rob
12-10-2002, 12:02 PM
Don't talk much, but my girl frequently catches me nodding in agreement with myself, after the two of me have debated some deep issue amongst myselves. It usually indicates myone has won the debate, but we're never certain who...

Georgeo
12-10-2002, 12:54 PM
There's nothing at all wrong with talking to yourself; sometimes it's the only way to get an intelligent answer.
George

Tel
12-10-2002, 01:10 PM
Hey Alistair, since you have noticed this trait, I would be more concerned that you are going SANE - better not let too many people know that or you might get kicked off th' board.

Alistair Hosie
12-10-2002, 04:43 PM
Tel Sanity is a wonderful thing (I guess) but a little of the other goes a long way to become noticed in a crowd (cheaper than designer labels).I often get strange looks from people which I thrive on been like that all my life in a crowded room, I am (despite being terribly shy) the one who will break the ice with a loudmouth remark.hevn't quite reached dropping my trousers yet but I have a friend of mine (friends since childhood) who is quite without reservation.In our local home depot I was waiting quietly at the checkout when a loud and I mean LOUDLOUD
shouted over SHAAAAAGER HEY SHAAAGER don't pretend you don't know me adding thats mah big pal shagger SHAAAAGER.When I finally looked over he had taken a plastic loaf of bread used by the store for display at the fitted kitchen stand and place it conveniently down the front of his trousers(thank god it was the front) and leaned backward to allow others to admire his new apendage the checkout girl(no more than about sixteen ) let him walk out with it as she was bright red in the face .I have it as a souveneir to this day.
hms50 email me if I can help you with your purchase I will be glad to helpin any way god bless all from The big Heeelander.

Arcane
12-10-2002, 06:20 PM
I knew an old electrician who used to argue with himself quite heatedly! Sometimes he lost the argument, too.

docsteve66
12-10-2002, 06:40 PM
Me and talking? I don't talk aloud, but some times I go through a "conversation" and then when I have the conversation, its like a re-run. Unfortunately, I some times can't remember if I had the conversation or not. So i just assume I have not. Been likethat all my life.

Wife (an ex tacher) "instructs" herself. When the problems (projects) bet tough she starts repeating instructions, step by step complete with cautions and never do this items. She also has done this as long as I have known her.

Point is, Alistair, if its a new thing you might worry a little, but if it is old thing- you like the rest of us aint "normal" and Thank God that you aint!!!!! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif
50 % of all people are below average!

ANd some times I think of old events and groan aloud,and shake my head in disbelief, heart sinks. Some times thinking of some old events, I break into sweats heart races. Its not like a so called flash back, just very intense memories. Dont bother me a bit. Better intense memories than none http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif or taking pills to avoid emotions. Enjoy what you have.
Steve

Tel
12-10-2002, 06:56 PM
Yeah Alistair, maybe that's why I collect (& wear) hats. Turned up at the polling booth a few years back (when the republic referendum was on) wearing a crown - went over big wif the crowd. Haven't gone the loaf of bread route yet tho'

Alistair Hosie
12-10-2002, 07:14 PM
Tel what you have got to realise is that you have the sophistication for such an exploit Thrud Docsteve or I would just add imperinance to the scenario as we don't have the where with all for the debackle and where are you without sophistication.A man like myself would only look silly in a crown a bit like my friend said whe he went in for a colostemy bag to be fitted he proudly showed me it proclaiming HOW WILL I GET GLOVES AND SHOES TO MATCH THIS .
Steve its not a worrying thing for me I don't do it often enough to worry (honest) just find it amusing also sounds as if your wife is a very thorough type to me and is probably a perfectionist by nature the good lady is to be applauded .Alistair

Alistair Hosie
12-10-2002, 07:18 PM
Lynnl

What's more disturbing to me is when I realize that I'm having NO THOUGHTS AT ALL, like a ship becalmed at sea.

Not true if its disturbing then obviously you are thinking about it.Have a nice one and don't forget every little drop helps as the old lady said when she peed in the sea .Alistair

gizmo2
12-10-2002, 08:34 PM
"Are you talking to me or to yourself?" T'iz my family's most frequent interaction with yours truly. Not to worry, mate.

Thrud
12-11-2002, 01:07 AM
Alistair
What is normal? My one sister always screeches at me (uless she wants something). I yell back at her to shut up, at least my picture isn't in the dictionary beside the word "cow". Then she cooks meatloaf, ugh.

My oldest sister got really mad at me once when I insulted her chastity (she already had a 9 year old) by flat out telling her she had to have a grey or black wedding dress - white was for virgins. The boiling hot coffee that flew in my face only made me mad. "I told you I want cream and three teaspoons of sugar with my coffee - now go make another damn it!"

I talk to my cat, she looks at me like, "Are you nuts? Miles Davis is far better than Prince - and he is dead!" So that goes nowhere. I used to sing Bugs Bunny songs when I worked in retail - "Carrots wait for no one" was a store favourite. As I got older and the critics reviews worsened, I gave up theatre and took up "ranting" instead. Ranting is the more impassioned form of talking to oneself, and the scariest to some. I don't often win arguements with myself as I can come up with more cons than pros during the discussion. The worst part is when some badly mannered mendicant interupts the conversation and you have to start all over again. I hate it when that happens! Makes me lose my place... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Alistair Hosie
12-11-2002, 05:55 PM
Dave this is the time of peace and goodwill to all men ( and women) sit down this year and have christmas dinner with the girlie after all she's spent ages cooking it.perhaps too long but the thought is there Alistair no teef required http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif:d

Samuel
12-12-2002, 03:39 AM
glad to see we all are active members of an elite team.
Monday, I found myself walking on my knees talking to myself pushing a shopping cart(I was in a store)full of chocalate, and sugar(my lady makes some good fudge!) cant figure out what she sneaks into it though

Keep em guessing

Samuel

Alistair Hosie
12-12-2002, 06:10 AM
Samuel must be something good when she's got you on your hands and knees http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair