Every now and again I like to talk to myself. Not out loud or anything, because that would be CRAZY. No, I like to have conversations with myself, inside my head… because that’s MUCH more normal. Sometimes they’re just reminders of things I need and/or want to do that day. Other times, it’s some sort of hypothetical scenario that I will play out.
For example, this morning (while walking to work) I had a little back-and-forth about making an appointment for a hair cut. But it wasn’t just “I need to make an appointment”… no, it was a whole “I need to make an appointment for a hair cut… sometime after 6pm either today or Tuesday, if possible”. And then I would take it another step and imagine what the person taking the appointment would say “We have an opening at 6:30pm today if you like”… to which I would reply “that’s perfect, I’ll take it”.
See, I take these little mental reminders and turn them into hypothetical conversations. I don’t know WHY I do it that way, but that’s what happens. Even right now, I’m considering what your possible reaction to this post is… “man, this guy is a little weird”. Except you won’t be saying that out loud, will you? Oh no, you just think it in your head! Now, imagine you had a friend there to continue that thought and turn it into an actual conversation. I know I’ve already imagined it.