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Wed Oct 21, 2015, 09:08 AM

People who talk too slowly drive me crazy...

I work hard at not interrupting anyone but when someone is pausing between every other word I almost can't stand it. I find myself finishing their sentences. Sometimes out loud.

Anyone else feel this way?

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Reply People who talk too slowly drive me crazy... (Original post)
Phentex Oct 2015 OP
zalinda Oct 2015 #1
Phentex Oct 2015 #4
Downwinder Oct 2015 #2
Phentex Oct 2015 #3
meow2u3 Oct 2015 #5
Name removed Feb 2016 #6
Maraya1969 Feb 2016 #7
Phentex Feb 2016 #8
Maraya1969 Feb 2016 #9

Response to Phentex (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2015, 10:21 AM

1. You are better than I am

I used to interrupt and tell them to spit it out or get to the point or I'd wave my arm in circles and say 'and.......'. I had/have poor impulse control too.

I've been taking Adderall for awhile now, and I'm much more tolerant, but I haven't run into one of those type of people in a while, so I don't know how I'll react now.

Z

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Response to zalinda (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 21, 2015, 12:01 PM

4. I work with her and love her dearly...

but listening to her tell me about her weekend is painful.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2015, 10:27 AM

2. I'm sorry, I have MS and cannot process rapid

speech.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 21, 2015, 12:00 PM

3. Rapid is one thing...

slow as molasses is another.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 03:39 PM

5. When people pause between every other word, I think they've stopped speaking

Then they get mad at me for interrupting when I honestly believe it was my turn to speak.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 12:36 PM

7. People who talk non-stop also make me crazy. I want to say something after they get their first

story out but then they just lead right into a second one and on and on and then I completely forget what I was going to say and I'm lost in a jumble of their words.

I have to say, "Stop, stop stop" sometimes. Because I feel like I am going to jump out of my skin.

But I have also watched Youtube videos and if they spend too much, (or any) time telling you wat you need to have to do l project I just go to the next one. I look for the shortest video to watch.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 01:58 PM

8. There has to be a happy medium...

otherwise it's not really a conversation.

Sometimes my sister will call and say, "I just have to get this out, so let me vent." And I understand that the call is going to be one sided. I'm okay with that.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 02:39 PM

9. That is fine. I'm talking about someone who tells a story about something or other and then tells

a related story and than another related story. Like a waterfall of words.

If someone needs help I will listen for sure. But even then I learned in Recovery Inc that you should only listen for 5 minutes because then the person is just complaining!

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