What will you do when somebody interrupts you when you are talking?

@Bebs08 (10689)
United States
February 27, 2009 3:06pm CST
To me? it is very annoying and rude!! but there are people who are like that. They don't even say excuse me, but just interrupt you and start talking also about their own concern while you are not even finish much more when you are at the height of your excitement in your conversation and somebody would just bat in? It upsets me.. It drives me nuts!!!! There are times that I am having a hard time controlling myself...my actions will really show that I am upset. what about you? what will you do?
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
28 Feb 09
[i]Hi Bebs, If it's a close friend, I can afford to say, let me finish before you talk! LOL! You know, in our culture, we can joke harshly with or without meaning! LOL! But, if it's an acquaintance, I experienced that and I always end up to be her listener, I allowed her to talk and talk repeatedly even if she shared the topic already many times and after that, I just stop seeing her! Not healthy for me! lOL![/i]
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Hi Che, I think you're right!! in our culture, we can joke harshly ahahhaha!!! I can agree with you, it is not healthy indeed because you will end up upset..I had that experience too, I did not listen but I say.. excuse me.. I still have something to do.. I was kind of rude too..
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• United States
2 Mar 09
I[i] am wondering what made them like that really....Maybe they have their personal problem and insecurities or whatever! When I got here and met this lady I am talking about, I didn't like it on the first day and I told myself, I will not stay longer with this girl....She needs a robot to listen to her![/i] LOL!
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
I was presenting something in one organization's seminar when everyone tried to air their comment about what I am showing them. I keep quiet for more than a minute and every body stopped talking as soon as they realized that I was no longer explaining. It's an effective trick. Another technique is to raise my voice a little and tell my audience that I am giving everyone a chance to talk and would appreciate if one of them volunteers to start sharing his/her opinion to everybody. But during informal talks, I simply ask the interrupter to wait and let me finish first. Sometimes, a hand signal or a stare will do but there are instances where I really have to stop the interruption. I do it wittily though to avoid embarrassing anyone.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Well, that is a diplomatic way to let the interrupters realized they rude for doing that. Your style is good... thanks for sharing.
@silverjam (969)
• United States
2 Mar 09
yes that would be very disgusting. I would probably said: "hey, wait let me finish what am talking before you interrupts, ok?"
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Well, it is easy to say that when the one who interrupt is just a friend what if other people who is not your friend but a friend of the one you are talking to? Do you have the nerve to reprimand? hahaha.. annoying.
• United States
28 Feb 09
Crinkle my brow or ignore what they have said, manners 101 needs to be retaught.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
1 Mar 09
hahaha!! 101 manners is exciting to be learned...
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
28 Feb 09
Hey Bebs! I understand how you feel! It is very rude when someone butts in while you are in the middle of speaking! I don't know why people do that! There are people now a days that have no manners and just don't know how to be polite and wait their turn until someone is finished speaking! It is really all a question of manners when it comes down to it! Rude people are everywhere and it is so sad that they will never learn!
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Well, I observed also that when there is too much familiarity, people forget to respect one another.. What I mean is.. that they feel it normal to bat in,,, because you are too familiar with each other.
@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
28 Feb 09
Indeed it is annoying! When someone is like that I always make it a point to remind him or her. I'll always say "Excuse me will you please let me finish first before you butt in!" Sometimes also when I am not in the mood to talk and confront such kind of person, I'd just turn my back and will not listen to him, so he'd noticed that I did not like his rudeness.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
1 Mar 09
hhahahah I like that my friend.. Silent treatment will help most of the time to let people realize they should not do certain things..
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I just turn to them and say calmly, "Do you mind if I finish?" Usually they are embarrassed and shut up. I try not to be rude, but sometimes rude people ask for it.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
1 Mar 09
You are right!! we need to let them realized that they should respect somebody who is talking... that's completely impolite..