Getting side tracked

I’ve been told on numerous occasions that I am a People Person.
I am interested in what someone has to say, listen politely if I’m not, and whilst not exactly the Ambassador of Tact, I supposed you could say I am pretty good at deflecting verbal encounters to keep the peace.
defuseSome people may describe this as going off on a tangent, or class it as a fine balancing act.
tangent balancetangent 2

But it all comes down to the person you’re with and the actual circumstances.
wall flower wallflower

At parties or family get-togethers, unless I’ve been requested to piano plonk for the entertainment, I tend to sit on the side-lines and participate in the activities by people watching. I’m the sort of gal who’ll notice when Grannie’s glass or plate is empty, Uncle Johnny needs an ashtray for that horrendous inconsiderate cigar, if someone needs a tissue for a teary moment and can’t find one, or there’s a stack of washing up needing to be done in the kitchen.
I don’t miss much, but normally say little unless engaged in conversation myself, and I have the ears of a bat so don’t whisper behind my back!
batI can usually hold my own in any conversation, but there are certain subjects I find difficult as I either don’t understand them, am out of my depth or I’m afraid, they bore me.
I have my opinions and beliefs, but don’t try to impose them on others, nor do I expect them to bombard me with theirs.

However, there are some people who tend to dwell too much on doom and gloom, and so I turn the tables by getting them to talk about themselves, something they’ve achieved, or generally giving them the opportunity to ‘crow’.
Gone is the negativity, and in its place animated enthusiasm. Works practically every time.

Of course there is always an alternative (just had to throw this in as I LOVE this cartoon)

sibling

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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5 Responses to Getting side tracked

  1. Ritu says:

    Great way to encourage positivity!

  2. That last picture cracked me up!

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