Help me finish this sentence. Please.
September 25, 2009 4:47 PM Subscribe
Can you help me learn how to finish a sentence?
posted by YamwotIam to Human Relations (33 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
OK, I'm a little embarrassed to be asking this question. I'm a generally assertive, confident person. I'm an effective manager in my workplace, not at all timid in my private life, and mostly at ease with where I'm headed personal-growth-wise. It's taken me a long time to get to this point. 19 post-adolescent years of overcoming self-doubt, lack of confidence, and so on.
But there's one monkey I can't seem to get off my back. In both social and professional situations, people interrupt me All The Fucking Time. And I want to know how to stop that from happening so often.
I've tried talking louder; talking faster; and starting sentences with "look," "you know what you should do," or "here's the thing." It doesn't work.
I just seem to be an interruptible person. I hate that. O uninterruptible people, what are your secrets?