How to handle conversation interruptions graciously?
November 24, 2006 12:00 PM Subscribe
In a meet-and-greet setting, when talking to someone and someone else comes by and interrupts, what's the gracious way of dealing with it?
posted by perpetualstroll to Human Relations (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been caught in this situation one too many times and usually end up stopping what I'm saying to person A to acknowledge person B, who has interrupted, then try to refocus on person A, but by that time, they have moved on, probably with the impression I've blown them off. And by that time person B has moved on too. Any tips?