I've indicated before that I'm not a very good conversationalist when I am working. I have to concentrate... that's just me. When there's nothing going on of course, I am happy to do the chit-chat. Either way, there are some people that insist on keeping up a steady stream of conversation even when they MUST know I CAN'T listen to what they are saying.
Lately I feel like I've been bombarded with people who want to tell me stories about something their pet did. Long, detailed stories, just as if the animal is a person. Now, I like animals just fine. Listening to stories about someone's 2-year old kid can get pretty grim, but listening to the 15th accounting of that darn cat's antics is really putting my teeth on edge.
Kind of crabby, I know. It's been a long winter.