There are some people who seem to think that everything is a big deal.
They go on and on about things that from my perspective, aren’t at all important.
The fact is that these people usually tell a good story. Someone with whom I spent a lot of time this weekend exemplifies this point.
She would start talking about a past event and I would think, ‘oh boy here comes another one.’ But as I listened, I realized that her animated facial expressions and exaggerated gestures
were pulling me in. I was transported to the world where the ‘big deal’ thing happened. I could admit that it probably was a big deal after all.
So this post started out as a complaint about people who I believed were just talking too much. Now it’s about me appreciating having other people around to listen to.
The moral: Get out of your cranky mood before you sit down to write.
Here’s a real big deal from my time at Gen Con.