**Last night I got home from grocery shopping at 10:15 PM. By the time the groceries were mostly put away I was pooped. This post is for yesterday and I will write it as it was 1/9/19
I love my job! I work at a local quilt shop and I get to talk to people about sewing and quilting. I have been sewing since my teen years and the first quilt I made was for my bed when I was about 17 years old (over 30 years ago)!
I have seen a lot of quilts, helped countless people pick out fabric and cut miles of yardage, well not miles but many yards. It has been a delight to meet so many different types of people. Yet, in the midst of a sea of interesting individuals, there are a few that irritate me and just a few that I find boring. I believe this would be the case in any demographic of people as a person doesn't general fancy everyone they meet.
Today, a woman came in and it all started out as a normal time of her wanting to find a certain type of fabric. We found something that she liked and I cut her piece. We did the normal chit-chat but then it d o w n t u r n e d....................
She was very much interested in telling me about her sewing machine, the brand of thread she had, the tear-away stabilizer she used, how she had a Bernina number 2050 but then changed to a Bernina number 2070 and how this thread didn't work in it but this other thread did and on and on about the details of her sewing.
What makes this boring to me was that it was really all about her and very technical. I am not interested in what type of whatever you use, I would love to hear about why you made the design decisions you did, who you are making your item for, what inspired you, etc. Her talk was boring to me because she assumed that I knew about all of these different things and it was really just all about her. When the conversation is one-sided I find it boring.
Lesson: Don't be a bore! Listen and exchange ideas with someone. Give the person you are talking with some air time too! Sharing is caring.