two friends having a conversation over drinks


Ben Brain Droppings

One of you looks up and suddenly realizes that you are the last ones in the restaurant and the waitstaff is silently wishing you are finally ready to leave.

Or you glance at your watch and realize that you and your friend have been talking for over four hours.

It’s been another one of those conversations that we wish could go on for days. I once had someone ask me “What DO you talk about for so long?” — and I just looked back, I really didn’t have an answer. I guess I could have given one of the usual responses but I was puzzled — what do people talk about for three or four hours at a time? And then the answer hit me..

Whatever the other person thinks is important — but mostly we just listen.