In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.



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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

On conversation

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Over the years you pick up on things and then know what to do. Okay and so there are a couple of people I know that give a whole shpiel when they say something that they feel is important. For example, when they ask me to do something, they don't just say a short sentence, they go on and on about it and then finally finish. I used to reply, 'okay I'll do that' while they were talking, to let them know I understand. But they just continue because they want to make sure I understand how they feel. And so now I just wait until they are finished and then I say okay.

I noticed this in myself too, but with other topics. Sometimes when a friend and I are talking about a certain subject and I want to get my point across, I keep explaining, eventhough they get it. I guess it's because I feel that they think they get it but don't really. I should probably though just take their word for it. Or I could ask questions to see if they understand. I also noticed this in my friend too. For instance, we're talking about something and then they say something, and I feel like adding a few words like 'yea, I agree there's......' but they keep talking and talking and don't like when they're interupted and so I just wait until they're done and then say what I wanted to.

What gets me though, is that when I'm saying something, I have to shorten it, but the other person still says their whole big thing. Oh well.

Deffinately helps with practicing and improving patience. Which has improved, BH.

9 comments:

The real me said...

There are different ways of talking to different people, to kids you need to explain at greater length and to some adults it can be a bit shorter.

Some people get confused by the two, and do just one of them the whole time.

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I need to work on my patience too. Sometimes you need to talk differently depending on who you are speaking to.

kasamba said...

Don't you just want to say to those people who go on and on, "And the short version of your story goes....?"

ayala said...

This is when I make lists in my head. To Do lists specifically. Depending on who you're talking to it could become a great chance to organize yourself:)

Lvnsm27 said...

Real me, true

SWFM, yep and over the years we develope a system of how to talk to who.

Kasamba, lol, deffinately

Ayala, I agree, I make lists too.

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Yes I hope we do!

lvnsm27 said...

:)

FrumGirl said...

Don't worry so much about what others think about you. If you feel the need to express something then do it! If someone is boring you with their long explanations, space out!

Works for me, lol!

Lvnsm27 said...

Thanks.