I am not anti-social; I just lack the ability to constantly come up with topics of conversation.
And when I have exhausted what I have to say, which rarely takes long, I find the quite moments, referred to in the Swahili language by the expression: shetani kapita (the devil has just passed by), rather awkward and unsettling, especially when I am also expected to contribute to the conversation.
It is easier when I am sitting next to someone I know, but a huge challenge when sitting next to a stranger.
|You can stay away from a conversation on a ship, but not in the confined space of an aircraft.|
It would be misleading to say that I do not enjoy my work and the interaction it provides me with other people. But I also cherish the opportunity to get away from all that once in a while. And I get that when I travel.
What is your greatest fear of travel? Apart from flying in planes?