That coming from Martin, for whom I have a lot of respect, is praise indeed.
It takes me ages to summon up the courage to open my mouth. I have to plan and prepare carefully in my head what I'm going to say . And even then it often comes out wrong.
And what I say is always brief. (I can't remember long sentences!) Which makes me fairly intolerant of people who rabbit on, especially when it goes off the point. I stop listening. Which is why I'm not a good leader. By the time someone's finished talking I'm somewhere else, like what I did wrong with the brownies. (Cakes not small girls in uniforms.)
Incidentally Blossom suggested I should make my brownies deeper, cut off the crispy bit at the top and cover with melted galaxy. As an alternative I suggested heating a brownie and adding a large dollop of clotted cream. Blossom said, 'Marry me?'
That's the first marriage proposal I've had for ages!