I cannot stop telling myself to keep a straight face, prevent yawns, and when I have the capabilities, to put some interested expression, whenever my father telling some random information in random session. It seems like it is a very boring event, the way I put it, but the truth is it doesn’t happen on every occasion. Many times the information are very interesting. He has a lot knowledge in his head and he only have a handful time to share them all. He’s like a walking Wikipedia, an exaggeration I admit, but you get the point.
Then, recently I realized I often inform people with random, oot information in many occasions, mostly on journey or on that awkward moment when suddenly the conversation died out for there is no more topic to be discussed. I tried to quantify how many times in a week I do that, and guess what…
I’m turning into my father
*it is interesting to know that “information” often is a source of linguistic mistake made by non-English as first language speaker, because “information” in their native language has plural and singular form, but in English it has only singular form for it is uncountable noun. Oh no, I did it again!