when people say too much

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when people say too much

Postby Dr. B. Eef » 06 May 2017, 13:02

People always give long speeches, don't they? Longer than anyone wants, normally. Why is this?

Another time is when someone's explaining why something went wrong. And the listener doesn't want to hear, they're just glad that the problem has been solved, let's move on. But the person talking REALLY wants them to know why, so they're off the hook.
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Re: when people say too much

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 06 May 2017, 19:47

Breef wrote:People always give long speeches, don't they? Longer than anyone wants, normally. Why is this?

Another time is when someone's explaining why something went wrong. And the listener doesn't want to hear, they're just glad that the problem has been solved, let's move on. But the person talking REALLY wants them to know why, so they're off the hook.


There are two people that work in the same area I'm in who talk WAY TOO FUCKING MUCH. One, Karen, just talks - she can't help it, and she's the office gossip, too, so I always hear her and her co-conspirator whispering at one another - it drives me up the wall some days. She also just has to keep talking in general - it's like if she shuts up she dies or something like that - so a simple "Good morning, Karen!" turns into a long ramble about transit and traffic and weather and health and she'll keep going even as the person is walking away...it's a bit fascinating, but I don't want to dwell on her reasons for being like that or I'll probably get depressed.

The other one, Andrew, is one of those people that have to come up with long, convoluted reasons or excuses for why such-and-such a thing happened or didn't happen. Nobody needs to know the minutiae of why your client didn't get his fucking Persian rug consigned in time for photography deadline. Just say "it's not here and I'll let you know when it is" instead of burying us both in a mountain of bullshit.

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Re: when people say too much

Postby toomanyhatz » 06 May 2017, 20:18

I'm like Andrew. :oops:

My ex-fiancee said the greatest thing to me - she said 'thinking something alone is not a good enough reason to immediately say it out loud" or something like that. :lol:

I'm trying to curtail it. And of course it drives me crazy when other people do it.
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Re: when people say too much

Postby Loki » 07 May 2017, 20:33

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
There are two people that work in the same area I'm in who talk WAY TOO FUCKING MUCH. One, Karen, just talks - she can't help it, and she's the office gossip, too, so I always hear her and her co-conspirator whispering at one another - it drives me up the wall some days. She also just has to keep talking in general - it's like if she shuts up she dies or something like that - so a simple "Good morning, Karen!" turns into a long ramble about transit and traffic and weather and health and she'll keep going even as the person is walking away...it's a bit fascinating, but I don't want to dwell on her reasons for being like that or I'll probably get depressed.

The other one, Andrew, is one of those people that have to come up with long, convoluted reasons or excuses for why such-and-such a thing happened or didn't happen. Nobody needs to know the minutiae of why your client didn't get his fucking Persian rug consigned in time for photography deadline. Just say "it's not here and I'll let you know when it is" instead of burying us both in a mountain of bullshit.

Fucking people, eh? Christ.




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Postby Loki » 07 May 2017, 20:35

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Re: when people say too much

Postby Quaco » 07 May 2017, 20:38

An old friend once told me the importance of self-editing even just on aesthetic grounds -- I had been struggling with the question of whether I needed to say something just because I thought it, brutal honesty, etc. -- and though I sometimes do go on a ramble sometimes, it stuck with me. Thank you.
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Re: when people say too much

Postby Goat Boy » 08 May 2017, 15:29

I work with volunteers. These cunts could talk for Scotland. A simple yes/no rarely suffices. Little is to the point. Everything requires lengthy explanation including context their partner wouldn't give a fuck about let alone me.

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Re: when people say too much

Postby Goat Boy » 08 May 2017, 15:35

There's a lass at work who's like this. Loves a chat. Even when I'm walking away with my back turned she's droning on. You'd think she'd understand that visual cue but sadly no. I think it's some kind of mental deficiency. It's made worse because she has physical problems which means she walks really slowly so if you get stuck with her in the corridor outside the office you usually end up walking back with her at her pace. It makes me want to die. This happens quite a bit too because the toilet and the kitchen are at the end of the corridor so you often find yourself walking back with people. The other day I actually leaped behind a filing cupboard to avoid her. It's fucking ridiculous. Sometimes I'll pretend I need a shit too and hide in the disabled toilet. Fucking work, eh?
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Re: when people say too much

Postby Count Machuki » 08 May 2017, 16:12

Goat Boy wrote:I work with volunteers. These cunts could talk for Scotland. A simple yes/no rarely suffices. Little is to the point. Everything requires lengthy explanation including context their partner wouldn't give a fuck about let alone me.

God I despise them


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Re: when people say too much

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 May 2017, 17:21

toomanyhatz wrote:My ex-fiancee said the greatest thing to me - she said 'thinking something alone is not a good enough reason to immediately say it out loud" or something like that. :lol:


I use to tell my wife that. But she's an extrovert. As an introvert, she didn't like it because I didn't talk about what I was thinking.

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Re: when people say too much

Postby PresMuffley » 14 May 2017, 21:36

For someone moaning about people saying too much you sure do start a lot of fuckin' threads.
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Re: when people say too much

Postby Dr. B. Eef » 14 May 2017, 21:42

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Postby The Savage Young Gash » 14 May 2017, 23:50

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Re: when people say too much

Postby bobzilla77 » 16 May 2017, 22:14

I almost let the following sentence come out of my mouth last weekend - "Oh hi, nice to see you again, I can't remember the last time I had a long conversation about the complete history of your band!"
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