I'm a quiet person... not all the time, but usually, I'm a pretty quiet person. Most times, I just don't have something to say. Its not like I'm bursting with all kinds of great conversation starters. My head is just empty. (I know a lot of you will get a kick out of that last sentence!) But, honestly, I like to listen and observe. I like to hear what people aren't saying. A lot of times this is NOT a good thing because I get it WAY wrong. But, I can't stop! I think that saying... "better to be silent and thought a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt" is my motto!
Anyways - the point of all of this rambling is - When I am with other people and the silence is dragging on... it makes people uncomfortable. So since my head is void of anything whitty or fun, I complain! We all relate to a complaint. It feels good to have someone empathize with our whining! It kinda evens the playing field... "I'm so tired of being cold!" Yes - everyone can relate. "I'm so hungry" - yep, we all can hear each other's stomach's growling. "I'm so....blah, blah, blah."
I'm completely fed up with this nasty habit. So - if you know me and I do this... please call me on it! (By the way - Do you think that the above paragraph is complaining about how I complain???)