Thank You for Asking
One of the most interesting punctuation marks in a conversation is the question mark.
The most interesting people use the most interesting punctuation.
People who inquire or ask are far more interesting than the other kinds of folks.
People who primarily use periods are not so interesting. Most of their sentences start with “I” or end with “me”.
People who primarily use exclamation marks are just annoying and are usually trying too hard to sell you something (mostly themselves).
I have observed that charismatic people are the ones that ask frequent questions about others. They are genuinely interested in those around them and make others feel special. They are people who know how to ask and when to ask.
There are others that use the question mark like it’s an arrow or a sword.
They are not such good question mark people, they are badgers and interrogators.
Then there are the semi colon people (I don’t mean the unfortunates who have had intestinal surgery).
They are the folks that hold you hostage in a conversation with their “more to come” verbiage without a pause for you to interject “I really must go now.”
They usually have abandonment issues. Rarely do they use a question mark, because they would have to stop talking for one to answer. Rhetoric question marks are the only exception.
But for those of you who ask things like “Is there something I can do for you?” or “ Do you have something on your mind?” or “How is your project going?” or “What do you see when you look at a buffalo?…
Hey, thanks for asking.
~ by leakelley on April 9, 2009.