I have quite a reputation in my home for talking to myself, some say it is the first sign of insanity – I say that I don’t have a communication problem with myself – we get on rather well in fact.
One problem I do have, that I have noticed getting worse – is the fact that I talk to other things too – many of them non-living. I’m not too worried about the animals, birds and trees because that can be seen as being rather ‘new age’ and is currently acceptable in green circles. It’s the security booms and elevators that I thank, that worry me. This is not the swearing at your PC thing – or shouting at your car – those things can be explained (in a way) – it’s the polite “thank you” and smile that I give to machines that move for me.
I was going to keep this all under wraps, and see how it progresses for interest sake, however, I have started to greet this fellow every time I go to Sleepers Restaurant
Can you see him? Lets look closer………….
Being friendly to this fellow is not in itself a problem, however, there are normally quite a few people sitting near him that watch our interaction and snigger a little. The more I tell myself to remember that he is not real and that he won’t be offended if I don’t greet him, the more I forget to remember and then I greet him again. So to all you folk out there who frequent Sleepers, please bear a thought for my dilemma and either just smile and wave, or try being friendly and say “Hi” to the poor fellow too.
PS: Sleepers is a superb restaurant and bar in Hoedspruit. It is built in the old Hoedspruit station and has a fantastic ambiance – click here to see their excellent menu. The food is always crisp, fresh and very inviting. It’s a tough thing trying to remember that I need to make my own food now and not spend too much time eating out with restaurants like this around.
Do you talk to strange things?