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Boomer’s Books Rapport (a short story)(?) Chapter one

Rapport is described in my thesaurus as a closeness, an understanding, having good vibes. When you disturb those vibes, however, your simpatico could easily go out the window.
When you work with people, you start to develop a rapport with them. However slight it may be, it still seems to give them a measure of comfort. Next thing you know they are telling you things about themselves. Some of those things you may not even want to know. It goes in one ear and out the other. Maybe it isn’t so much that they trust you any more or less than other people. It could be something they just needed to get it off their chest, and you happen to be the one there at the time.
Some of the people, the trust/comfort of it all is slight, and they only talk about their kids or their significant others. Still others, it is non-discretionary and they tell you everything, from what they had for dinner the night before, to the show they watched on the boob tube. They may even tell you things that may make you feel uncomfortable. They don’t seem to care to whom they are telling what, or who knows what.
Once you have been entrusted with such info it is usually, but not always, easy to decide who is whom. Which of your friends give a damn and which ones don’t. In my case I leave that up to the individual. If they want to tell everyone and their dad what is going on in their lives, that is their business.
There was a time in my younger day I was a chatter bug. Most of the time it was just a matter of not thinking. I would be sitting down for a drink or two and things would just come flying out my mouth before I opened my brain.
Do you know that when you run your mouth too much the rapport you built could be lost? Did you also know that the first two and last letters in rapport spell rat? Which in my neck of the woods is what we call people that ruin friendships with their mouths. Did you also know that in my neck of the woods, this is just one of the many great things my grandfather always used to say, being a rat, stoolie, or just plain running off at the mouth unintentionally, can get you in trouble.
We ain’t just talking about momma gonna spank you trouble either. I think I have said enough here……

About Bigboomer

Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


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