You’re driving along, minding your own business (or maybe your kids’ business in the back seat as they argue over who’s taking up whose oxygen or some other obscure manifestation of sibling rivalry), when another car whips out of nowhere and cuts you off.
Or you’re watching folks on tv do something ginormously stupid.
Or maybe you’re favorite team is losing (or winning).
Do you talk back to them?
Fess up, now.
You totally yell at the tv/radio/car in front of you, don’t you?
Or maybe you mutter.
Either way, you talk to them as if they can hear you when they can’t.
I’ll admit it, I do this shamelessly.
My kids used to ask me why, pointing out that the folks in the other car/on tv couldn’t hear me. I just explained that they could hear me…in their hearts. And now, while they haven’t progressed to critiquing those in other cars, said offspring do carry on with the tv and radio.
Aaaah, the joy of passing on your heritage to your children.
What about you? Do you talk to the tv/radio/YouTube video/cars around you? What’s your explanation for why you do it?