…I wouldn’t be reading this book.
I can’t stand this. I read a lot, a whole lot. I’m almost always in the company of books. Tell me fellow book worms, does this happen to you?
Scene: I’m in the break room and reading while eating my lunch.
In comes co-worker
co-worker: “What are you doing”
Me: internally What does it look like I’m doing?!
Me: “Oh, I reading this book” *which somehow translates to: “please continue talking to me, I’m not doing anything of import” *
CW: “Oh, is it any good”
Me: “Sure”… I attempt to explain the plot…halfway through:
CW: "Yeah that’s cool, have you seen current movie/tv show/some other co-worker/etc?
It wouldn’t be so bad if it was confined to that one place, but it happens everywhere. On planes, on public transportation, even my wife does it.
What is it about books that seem to cry out to people “Please interupt me, I wish to engage in meaningless chatter”