When people speak, I listen. Okay, sometimes I pretend to listen. While I’m listening or pretending, I’m definitely not talking. As I’ve said before, I think it is high schoolerish to talk when someone else has the floor. I’m starting to think I’m in the minority on this issue because over the past week, there has been way too much talking going on.
The first talker talked while a colleague was graciously giving a group tour of his work area. I found his work area interesting, but the talker must have felt differently. He walked across the room, stopped in front of me, and asked me a question about an unrelated topic. I gave a one-word answer, looked away, and hoped to shoo the walker-talker away; but he kept talking. I took a few steps away from him, but he followed and so did his questions. “Dude,” I thought, “I know you think you’re something special and the world is all about you but come on, show some respect. And better yet, don’t pull me into your rudeness. I’m not a talker.”
Fast-forward a few days to a meeting where people were seated around a large rectangular table in a conference room. One person told everyone what she thought and what everyone else should think. Sure, not my kind of gig, but I tolerated it, kept quiet, and let her think she was winning me over. Truth be told, I am never gonna think like she wanted me to. And then, out-of-the-blue, the person who sat next to me leaned over and told me her thoughts. “Ah, hold up lady. What made you think that I wanted to hear your two cents and that I wanted to hear them while ‘one person’ was still talking? We don’t need double talkers,” I said to myself while flashing my best resting bitch face. She never saw it, which was surprising given I’m pretty good at it; she just kept talking. “Dudette,” I thought, “I know you think you’re something special and the world is all about you but come on, show some respect. And better yet, don’t pull me into your rudeness. I’m not a talker.”
The terd, I mean third, talker talked at the same time the teacher was teaching. She sat in the seat in front of me and when the teacher said something she didn’t agree with, she turned around in her seat and told me about it. I tried to ignore her, but it didn’t work; she kept talking. The teacher responded like a high school teacher, even though were weren’t in high school, and glared…at me. “Excuse me, Ms. High schoolerish who is getting me in trouble with the teacher,” I thought, “I know you think you’re something special and the world is all about you but come on, show some respect. And better yet, don’t pull me into your rudeness. I’m not a talker.”
I’m not sure what happened over the past week that led to way too much talking going on. Better yet, I’m not sure why people decided to talk to me at a time when they shouldn’t have been talking to anybody. I gave short answers, walked away, and flashed the RBF; all are signs that I’m not a talker. And when someone has the floor, you shouldn’t be either, because you’re not that special…nobody is.
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