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What Makes You Stop?

This morning I was listening to a radio show. I’ve been listening to this same radio show since junior high, and often times they’re so funny I stay in my car until they finish whatever bit they’re doing– because I’m a girl who loves a good joke.

So, this morning, I’m doing the sit-in-my-driveway-drink-my-Starbucks-and-listen-to-the-radio thing while they make me laugh out loud. Then someone makes a snot rocket joke. Now, don’t get me wrong– I love me some 13-year-old-boy potty humor, but I hate snot. So what do I do? I immediatly turn off the car and go inside.

Then, I got to thinking…

All it took was one bad joke to lose a listener.

Wow. They had me literally in tears from laughing so hard, and they had me on the hook until they made one stomach churning remark. Is this how the rest of the world is? Or am I just completely intolerant? Is there something that would have made me more likely to sit through the jokes?

Then I got to thinking about my own stuff. My own writing, and my own marketing job– it’s basically my entire life’s work to keep people from stopping. Is that an impossible task? Am I funny/witty/creative enough to do that?

And what about you? What’s something that makes you stop listening/reading/talking to a person, etc.?

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