“First, he must get rid of that bitch. Nasty bitch…” I looked back while I was window-shopping in a mall. It was an old woman, picking up certain items from a shelf. On seeing me, she said apologetically, “sorry. I was talking to myself”. I just smiled and focused on window shopping! But she had not finished. “That bitch must be whipped. And that guy. He won’t buy me a pennyworth… But…” “Ok lady”, I whispered and left the place.
We come across such people now and then. It is sort of disease. Others also do it… I mean, self-talking, but the only difference is that there are those who talk to themselves louder and those who do it mentally.
Though self-talking is quite common among petty shop keepers, the ones who talk louder, lose customers steadily but the diplomatic ones earn the good name of the demanding customers… when they curse such customers, they put an artificial smile on their face!
For example, the former would unwittingly say, “after all, he buys items worth 10 paise…” the latter would say, “yes sir, it’s a bit expensive…would you try this?” [this will be followed by a mental curse!]