Have I ever mentioned that one of my most favorite things to do is ask people questions? I think I have. When I talk to people, my brain just forms question after question about whatever they tell me.
Say someone I meet mentions they used to live in Kentucky. Suddenly, I want to ask these questions:
-What were the winters like?
-Are there any good restaurants?
-Is bluegrass music popular there for real?
-What was your job?
-Do Kentuckians have accents?
-Do I sound like I have an accent?
-Did you ever go horseback riding?
-Is there a zoo in Kentucky?
-What did you do for fun?
-What is Kentucky’s state bird?
And on, and on, and on. Each answered question branches off into ten more, too. Say the person says the winters were mild. I then ask these questions:
-What was the average temperature?
-Did you get snow?
-Did the schools close if you got snow?
-Have you ever experienced winter in Pittsburgh?
-Where is the coldest place you’ve lived?
-Where is the warmest place you’ve lived?
-If you have a dog, did you walk it in cold weather?
If someone has a dog… it’s over. I won’t leave them alone until I know the dog’s breed, age, name, favorite snack, grooming schedule, whether or not it was adopted, if it get daily walks, if it’s had any sicknesses, how it gets along with other dogs, if the owner lets it on the couch, and if it gets along with cats.
This question asking habit of mine can be good and bad. Good in that I learn a lot and socialize. Bad in that I probably overwhelm some people, and sometimes keep asking questions when I don’t have time to talk. I just love listening to other people and learning about other people’s lives. I think that’s one of the reasons I enjoy reading blogs (and just reading in general). I’m naturally curious. Maybe it’s the journalist in me?
So, I have questions to ask you. Deep(ish) ones. My favorites.
1. What do you enjoy most about your life right now?
2. What is one thing that drives you crazy?
3. What would be your dream job if you could do absolutely anything and get paid for it?
For fun, here are my answers:
1. Having more free time since graduating. Yay for no homework!
2. When people are mean/rude.
3. Dog walker, professional reader, photographer, or professional question-asker 😉
P.S. The winner of the Spartan Race giveaway is Carolyn!