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When will you stop talking? (5) Fri, Aug 28, 2009
I find it interesting that some people weren't born with the ability to know when the people they're talking to have lost interest in what they're saying.  They don't seem to notice the glazed-over eyes, the repeated glances at the watch or cell phone, or the gradual creep toward the door.  A simple rule of thumb is this:  If you've been talking for two minutes straight and you're not a teacher or professional speaker, you should shut up now.  A conversation involves two parties.  Otherwise it's called a speech. #psychology

Comments:
Rus Fri, Aug 28, 2009
Dave,
I have a double whammy here at work.  There is one guy who not only doesn't get this, but he's a bit of a "close talker."  The other day, outside my office the conversation began.  It didn't end until about 20 feet (and ten minutes) later.

Dave Fri, Aug 28, 2009
Have you considered physical violence?  Because that seems like the most rational idea to me right now.

Rich Fri, Aug 28, 2009
I... ah.. dammit.  duly noted.

Dave Tue, Sep 01, 2009
Uh oh Rich, are you one of these people?

Rich Tue, Sep 01, 2009
Occasionally I'll be in the middle of talking and realize that I'm being that guy.  It's not a good feeling.


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