Sunday, August 16, 2015
Bored Into a Coma
RUSTY: Jan has been a bit intimidated by the "traffic light" timer at Toastmasters. Depending on the purpose, you have to talk for more than "x" but less than "y" number of minutes.
SAM: It isn't that Jan can't talk for x - y minutes. It's just hard to say something on a particular subject when the brain is blank and in panic mode.
MICAH: Last Thursday she determined she would not stop talking on the subject until at least after the first light (green) went on. Her objective was to give a 2 minute minimum evaluation of a 5 minute talk.
PERCY: She finished her evaluation. No light. She kept talking. Still no light. She rambled all around whatever tidbits she could remember of the talk. Still no light.
CYNDI: The other members were being bored into a coma.. It seemed to her and probably to the others as if she had been talking FOREVER!
BUDDY: Eventually she totally ran out of anything to say that was even remotely related to the speech. So she stretched out her arm to point to the timing light, leaned over the podium, and exclaimed, "Isn't this EVER going to come to an end!!" That woke up everyone she'd lulled to sleep! The laughter "woke" the timer.
MARCUS: Next meeting Jan will be the timer. She hopes she doesn't "zone out". It's easy to do.
PERCY: Have you ever seen a horse line dance?
MERCI: Did you ever imagine you would see a horse line dance?
BUDDY: Watch the footwork as the horse dances in a tight space.
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