Tales Of Mere Existence: Shut Up!

Submitted by: smaus 4 years ago Weird

I"m speechless.
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Female 2,602

[quote]However, I also find that guys who have nothing to say are less interesting, and guys who don`t assert themselves in a conversation come off as timid...[/quote]

I don`t know about that. One of the most annoying things I find about some men is their tendency to try and think on your behalf. It`s by no means all, or even the majority, of them. But I`ve noticed that even some otherwise nice, `normal` guys can have an unattractive tendency to try and dominate in conversations with attractive women that they`re either party to or merely witnessing. It`s always a major turn-off for me when they interrupt just to force their opinion on a conversation. The more intelligent/experienced guys, who`re typically older, know that asking a woman for *her* opinion is far more flattering and appealing to her than merely talking at people and stating their (often uninformed) opinion.
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Male 646
If you don`t like being interrupted all the time or listening to total nonsense, never learn Italian.
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Male 142
I`m probably around the 2,000 work mark too as my job actually requires me to not speak a lot of the time.
(Educational Sign Language Interpreter)
I should conduct this counting experiment on myself.
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Female 3,562
I`m usually the one interrupting people all the time because nobody ever goes out of their way to let me talk otherwise. I usually feel like people just don`t want to talk to me because they never let me talk. As a result people tell me they see me as a very quiet person. Sometimes somebody finally decides I`m worth giving a chance and then they`re like "wow and here I thought you were shy, suddenly you have a lot to say!"
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Female 231
I find guys who think about what they are going to say often come off mysterious and well educated. Needless to say it`s a good thing.

However, I also find that guys who have nothing to say are less interesting, and guys who don`t assert themselves in a conversation come off as timid...
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Female 283
InTheNameOf, I`ve no doubt single young women are more interesting to you, but I doubt its because of what they have to say.
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Male 335
"But I can see that no one wants to hear anything I have to say..."

At the risk of stating the obvious - to me what a young single woman has to say appears to be much more interesting to me than what an old married woman has to say ;-)
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Male 112
I am only willing to shup up if the contraire person has to say (implemented by the first few words and the overall topic headed to) something I care about... Sometime I, nevertheless, I shut up aswell when the other person is talking complete nonsense but that`s because I just walked away :)
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Male 3,894
@Carmium: you were in a four-way with two customers and your manager?
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Female 2,602

It would be crass to discuss how much I make. But, of relevance to this topic, I sometimes find myself with a consultancy client that wants to interrupt me and talk over me in much the same way as this TOME describes. Whenever that happens, I just smile gently and internally calculate how much they`re paying me to listen to themselves speak. :)

PS: That dog looked nothing like a Pekingese.
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Female 9,400
I don`t think I speak even 100 words most days. I just don`t talk that much unless I am being asked a question.
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Female 6,381
I was in a four-way chat at the store I worked in: two regular male customers, the manager, and me. The others were talking about a place we all knew, and at a pause, I started to tell a very brief account of what I`d seen there. About five or six words in, the others started talking over me. I continued: "But I can see that no one wants to hear anything I have to say, so I`ll find something else to do." Nobody noticed. I moved own the counter and did some paper work until the customers left with friendly good-byes to me.
Trying being a woman when the men are talking. 8-\

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Male 7,337
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Male 7,775
Sooo true. I too have learned to stop when I am interrupted. And it`s amazing to see how often, when they have finished their babble and there is an uncomfortable silence, they don`t even have the courtesy to say "Oh sorry, what was it you were saying?"
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Male 17,512
There is something to be said for the quietness of being absolutely and totally alone. Sometimes silence is very enjoyable.

Depeche Mode
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Male 4,283
It is really weird to encounter someone that just wants to talk to hear themselves talk. I don`t get it. If there are four people in your group you get to talk 25% of the time and get to listen 75%. If there are two people you get to talk half the time and get to listen the other half. I think people have just given up on learning from others.
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Female 6,381
"...miles from Vancouver"? I thought I recognized that art!

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Male 1,048
I made it down to 300 words per day.
I don`t think singing practice counts..
So yeah 300.
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Male 37,888

I think he`s right.
John Lennon would have been Eliminated.
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Male 36,358
2:00 Stanford Prison Experiment That`s some NASTY shiite right there!
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Male 715
Link: Tales Of Mere Existence: Shut Up! [Rate Link] - I`m speechless.
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