Okay Readers, I know you thought that I pretty much perfect in every way, but alas. It isn't so. I have one major flaw, and it corrupts so many parts of my life.
The flaw? I can not end a phone conversation without sounding like Rain Man.
I don't know what the problem is, but every time the end of the conversation rolls around I start stuttering and babbling and talking all over the other person. I rush my ending, I go too slow, I interrupt them, anything that could go wrong does. Usually all at once. I know Cheryl is laughing as she reads this because she used to laugh at me all the time when I would call her and then stutter all over myself as I tried to hang up. Regardless of the fact that we talked all the time, I still couldn't hang up like a normal person.
I've tried everything I can think of to remedy this, and still I sound like an idiot. For some one who is a relatively well spoken person, I can not tell you how irritating it is to suddenly get diarrhea of the mouth right as you want to hang up and know that the other person will not be thinking of anything you said prior to that, only that you are really weird, maybe rude.
Is there a cure? Anyone? The Unsinkable needs your help.
Def - def - definitely.