Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say?
I go through different scenarios in my mind. But I do that for all kinds of conversations, not just on the phone. I like to think it's the writer in me that's trying to anticipate the way a conversation is going to turn out. I try to think of what my side of the dialogue will be while trying to prepare for the different reactions that could happen. As it usually turns out, it's pointless to rehearse these things. Nothing in real life ever goes as planned.
*Question of the Week comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.