Now I've never been a big one for the conversation, but of late I've been feeling that the quality of the offerings has dipped a bit. So I decided to make a graph, so you know what to talk to me about:
Ideally, all conversation would be on the middle line there, with both myself and everyone else being interested in the same things. But alas, for most conversation seems to be in the top left, and these are things I'm not so fussed on discussing.
I have not at any stage had an interest in the horse meat thing, for instance. I just don't really care that much. Maybe it's because I've always suspected that 90% of what's in processed food is pretty iffy. Maybe it's the bad horse puns. Nevertheless, I can't get myself excited.
Likewise, I'm not that interested in discussing my wedding; partly because it makes me stressed, and partly because I've never really found wedding details intrinsically interesting. People always assured me that I'd feel differently about my own wedding; it has come as no surprise to me to find that I don't. If I was interested in something when it happened to me, I would also be interested when it happened to my friends, because that's how friends work.
On the other hand, I am always pleased to have conversation about the Six Nations, or about what we're planning for church this half term and Easter, because those are Quite Interesting.
And, as of about an hour ago, I have become obsessed with the Pope resigning, so you'll probably find that you won't hear the end of THAT for Quite Some Time.