AM I BORING?
By Myron Ferguson
I enjoy being a drywall contractor. I know it is not for everyone. I am also quite sure that a lot of people don’t want to have anything to do with drywall work. My family and friends have even said that I am overly enthusiastic about drywall work. I read about all phases of construction but mostly focus on drywall, insulation, building airtightness and sound control. I have a way of turning most any conversation into something about drywall (a trait that my wife finds endearing).
I have some friends that if I substituted the word football for drywall in the above paragraph it would describe them. I don’t watch much football and don’t even have a favorite team. I think football is kind of boring. So who is to say what boring is?
What caused me to write this blog is a comment I received from someone who had read my Fire-Resistant Drywall post. They simply said “You are Boring” I read it and said to myself that is kind of mean and then I deleted the comment. I wish I had left it just to see if it generated any other comments.
I remember a few years ago after a presentation I did at JLC Live. One of the other presenters jokingly (I think) said to me that when they walked by I was talking to a large group while I was holding a bag of joint compound, everyone seemed fascinated by what I was saying. He wondered what was wrong with them.
Of course, I know I can be a little boring or at least my topics for conversation can be a little boring, but I don’t really care. I love what I have chosen to do for a career, and I make a good living doing it.
I guess what I am looking for is an occasional comment where someone says wow this is “Pretty Exciting Stuff”