Saturday, September 14, 2013

Conversationalist Interruptus

I have a problem.  I know. I know, boys & girls ~ when don’t I have a problem?  But I do.  I really do.

No.  It isn’t my clumsiness.  Nor my laziness.  Not even my tendency to procrastinate. 

I can’t hold a thought in my head for longer than 5.2 seconds.  It has become embarrassing.  & detrimental to having a normal conversation.  You know normal?  Where someone talks until they are done talking & then someone else talks?  Like that?

Yeah.  That doesn’t happen with me.  People are talking & I just hop stomp right in, right over them to say what I’m going to say cuz I JUST CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THEY STOP OR I WON’T REMEMBER WHAT I WANTED TO SAY!!

It has become verra, verra bad.  I’m embarrassed by it, but I can’t stop!  I’ve tried.  I’ve tried waiting until they are done talking but the whole time I’m not listening to what they are saying because inside my head I’m repeatedly chanting what I want to tell so I don’t forget.

What can be done about this?  Is there any cure?  Or am I doomed to being that annoying friend?

1 comment:

Bronwyn said...

I'm a lot like that too. I'm trying to remember that what I have to say may not be as important as listening. That's HARD bc I'm damn funny. I wish I knew the secret.