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23 August 2008 @ 07:06 pm
I really don't like being interrupted. Yes, yes, I know I'm quiet. I know I'm shy. But I guess I've always thought of myself, in many situations, as the girl who doesn't say very much, but when I do, it's important. (Unless I'm being silly. Which can be frequent.) Anyway, it's rude. It's annoying. And if it happens often enough, no wonder I'm quiet! *breathe*

First of all, if you are a talker or someone who generally holds the attention of others in a conversation, maybe you should try to pay special attention when the quieter ones talk. If a quiet or shy person actually gets up the nerve and breath to start talking, then take a moment to listen. And don't interrupt. A quiet person talking can be as nerve-racking as public speaking is to you talkers.

If you are someone that generally talks about yourself or things that revolve around you, take a breath and ask someone else about themselves and their day and their life. It's not all about you. It's only all about you to you (and maybe your mother).

If you are calling someone to get an answer to one or several questions, shut the fuck up when the answer (no matter how long) is being given to you. If it's not the answer you want, try asking a different question, or asking the same question a different way. You are asking a favor of someone when you are asking a question. Treat it as such.

In conclusion, don't talk over someone. Don't start talking when someone else is talking unless it is emergent. And if you ARE the one that is talking constantly, maybe you oughta take a breath to let those that aren't get a word in edge-wise.