Table for One
Humans are highly social creatures. Some just can’t function without others being around them. I’m not one of those social humans. I’ve mentioned before that my limit with any one person is about 4 hours. By the time the second hour rolls around I’m formulating an exit strategy.
I’ve always been this way. I work better alone and I am just a better person when I’m left alone. Even in my youth I was this way. Sure I had friends, but I always took off when I had enough socializing.
The point was driven home one day when I was speaking to an ex girlfriend on the phone one evening. She was one who tired of my tendency to go off by myself for a week or so every now and then. She asked what I’d been up to and I told her that I had just purchased a new computer and a new telescope. Her reply was, “Oh good, more things you can do by yourself.”
I smile and think of her words every time I set my up telescope. She was right and I’m still very much that way. It’s nice having some distance.