Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I would prefer to be told to shut up!

THIS IS JUST A RANT


How often do people actively listen? To what is being said, does it depend on who is speaking or how they are saying it. This is to the people who say nothing and let this person ramble on and on until they are so far off the point they have forgotten that they wanted you to hear. When engaged in conversation with someone and they said something you didn't want to hear, did you tell them how you felt about the statement made or did you tune out and stop listening and talking, letting them keep rambling on and on.

I'm one of those who rambling on and on, it's not because I like to hear my own voice. It's madding when I realize it wasn't that the person didn't understand what I was trying to say. They just ended the conversation without informing me. It would be easier on me if the person had gone ahead and told me to shut up because they didn't care what I had to say.

Of course, I begin to realize to keep it short, answering the question or statement. I will not again sound like a fool! Most people don't like sounding or looking foolish that includes me.

The part that sickens me. Is when the person asks me, why aren't you talking to me? Sorry but I could answer but I don't for if I did then I would just sound foolish all over again! been there done that.

4 comments:

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Well said! I kept thinking of posting about the Band song Whistle Stop "odd man out, you know that's the rule, you can scream and you can shout, but they'll only call you crazy fool..." mary

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am that person, at times, who rambles on and on. I try to notice it and ask the other person how have they been? It is not easy to stop rambling...

Karen said...

Ya...I have a tendancy to be a rambler. Once I notice the other person's eyes glaze over, I shut up.

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Mary,Kim and Karen, Thank you so much. I was feeling very alone in this, I was thinking of removing it. Until I saw the comments made on it. It will stay up. Mary