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Well, which one are you? Simply, when immersed in conversation, do you do all the talking, or are you the designated listener. I’ve been in many conversations where I had no choice but to be the listener. It’s not that I had nothing to say. It was the fact that I couldn’t get a word in edgewise, or talked over. Damn, I hate being talked over! I really do. I am usually the listener, but when I do speak, it is because I have something to say. And it pisses me off to be abruptly cut off by someone in mid yack, who thinks their thought should overpower mine!

 

Everybody has been spoken over to at some time in their lives, but I bet not one of them appreciated it. Listeners are just as bad. They look like they are following the conversation at the time, but their minds are somewhere else. The talker gets frustrated with the listener for not saying anything, the listener says they heard every word, and the talk over you speaker carries the conversation on by himself, or herself.

So, again, I ask.. which one are you?

And people wonder why conversation is dead!

 

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