I am standing here trying to impart vital information to someone, however I must have started off wrong. I just keep jabbering away, sounding less intelligent the more my mouth keeps moving. I am well aware of how I sound and I am desperately trying to recover. When I fail to find an endpoint, I eventually just stop talking. Then, more often than not, I just walk away.
This happens to me frequently. I’ll be in the middle of a funny story or joke and I’ll realize I don’t know the end.
Worse, I’ll start telling a story in a group conversation and in the middle I realize it is completely unrelated.
Sometimes it’s funny.
Usually, it’s embarrassing.
If only I could somehow explain how I got to this story in my head, they would understand how it fits.
People who know me well are lucky. They can usually follow along and eventually understand the relevance.
For the rest of the world: oops. I’ll just try to stop talking. Until you say something that reminds me of something else.