Friday, January 21, 2011

Virtue 9 - Day 1

Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

PERFECT!!!  At work I was all alone today.  Not speaking was absolutely no challenge whatsoever.  My solitude, combined with my innate hatred of talking on the phone, means that today is certainly checked off.

I must say, though, that the definition of "trifling conversation" is pretty subjective.  Am I supposed to dispense with all niceties and small talk?  How do I respond to same, when they are presented to me?

Customer:  "Hello, Tina.  How are you today?"

Tina:  "Hello, Customer.  I'm afraid I can't respond to you because I am avoiding trifling conversation."

Methinks it would be simpler just to say "fine."

Also developing today - I may have found a rental.   I filled out an application, so we shall see how I scored, I guess.  It reminded me of the movie "The Jerk", when Steve Martin used his astronaut application as a form of ID...well, I would type out the rest of the scene, but come to think of it, it really isn't that funny when it's taken out of its natural environment.

Plus, it would just be trifling, and we are avoiding that, now aren't we.

1 comment:

  1. If we didn't discuss trifles, we'd never have anything to talk about. I'm starting not to like this Ben much. He has too many rules.

    And now to burden you with an irrelevant, trifling comment of my own. I'm going to go make cookie dough, and then eat it until I feel sick. In your face, Ben, I just blew virtue 9 while preparing to blow virtue 5. LOL! OMG I'm pathetic...


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