Right, I am quite aware that it has been quite awhile since my last posting, but honestly I only feel the need to create a topic when I am feeling inspired, and this is one such occasion.  Today I am going to tackle one of the more frustrating aspects of the job, and yet one that certainly doesn’t get nearly enough coverage, and that is silence.

Indeed, I suppose we could be guilty of our own bits of silence when it comes to this site, I for one would not deny it, though in our defense, we hold no real obligations towards regular column postings, especially since all of us tend to be busy with other things. Indeed, the other side of the coin is true as we, in my humble estimation, do not get much feedback from various listeners and readers of the site. Though really those are minor frustrations compared to the main part, the silence of guests.

I will grant it is part and parcel of the routine guest drives that are held behind the scenes here, though the one that rather infuriate me is when interest is shown beforehand. One much more the none occasion there have been contacts who expressed interest in appearing on the show, but when things moved to a more formal stage, all of sudden all that could be heard was silence, dreaded, dreaded silence and it becomes vexing.

If one is truly not interested, then why show any interest in the first place? Barring that, if you are interested, I would like to be told, so I know for a fact that there is no more business to be conducted and thus can turly move on to other contacts.  A subset of this phenomenon is when a contact is shown to have an interest but there is conflicting schedule parameters, and to that I say is there is only so much flexibility we have in our own schedule and when it gets down to it we will favor guests who are willing to commit; in short, there are no reservations for maybes.

Right, with that now out of my system, it is time once again to part into the mists of time until the calling of inspiration drives me to write something new.