When You Have to Repeat Yourself 4 Times...

United States
July 25, 2010 4:24pm CST
Don't you hate it when you have to repeat yourself 4 or 5 times to someone who can hear just fine, but they weren't listening? It makes me so mad!!! Has this ever happened to you? If so, how did it make you feel, and what were your thoughts about that person that moment?
9 responses
@aaronfyzeon (1920)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Yes, it happened to me several times already. the customer is telling me that i don't speak English well. i was just repeating what i was saying like 3-4 times so for the last time i tried to let that customer hear what i am telling him, i told him what i have to say in a veryyyy slow manner that i have to state all words in a prolonging manner and pause 2 seconds after each word i have said. hehehe! i am sure that customer was able to notice that i was being sarcastic on him. i even asked him in a slow manner as well what is the wrong grammar in my sentences. he could not even respond to that! so there! he hung up on me!
• United States
26 Jul 10
I would speak slower too, lol! I'd cuss out the phone after they hung up and laugh my butt off! People just need to TRY to understand what you're saying, but they won't because they're too lazy. Seriously, I think it's true!!!
@harryds (48)
• India
26 Jul 10
That happened to me so many times. I've noticed that people when engaged in some other thoughts appear to be attentive to what I am saying by nodding their heads, but in fact their conscious mind is engaged in in some other thoughts. It is really frustrating.
• United States
26 Jul 10
It honestly makes me angry when they just nod their heads or go "mm-hm...yeah...kay" or such. It shows that they're jerk-faces.lol! ^~^
@Katie2009 (145)
• China
26 Jul 10
Definitely angry! I do have such experience before when I was eager to talk to someone and that person just overlooked me. It did not happen so often as the majority would respect others and be polite, however, rude ones are still everywhere. Once I tried to have a conversation with my friend who was just 2 meters away, but she glimpsed me once and then kept doing what she was doing there. And I called her again whereas she just played deaf until I became furious and stood in front of her and ask why she paid no attention to me. This fellow answered: why should I answer you just because you called me? Holy Father, what kind of reason is that? Duhh? You do not care about people if you do not respect and love them. It is just not right to ignore someone. It hurts. I suppose you could that person this by asking whether he or she cares about friends any more. Have a good day!
• United States
26 Jul 10
I would get angry at the person if they seriously stated, "no...I must not care about you". Never admit it so rudely! That was rude of her to do definatley! I grow a hatred for that person for a while if they do that to me, but it usually wears off.
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
14 Sep 10
Ugh! Try my job. It becomes a daily occurence that you just develop a sort of tolerance. Anyway it's good for practicing the limit of ones patience. lol! Happy mylotting!!
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
31 Jul 10
It happens to me all the time. I tend to get annoyed, and, depending on who it is and what type of day I've already been having, angry. I generally think the person I'm talking to is being extremely inconsiderate and rude.
@kristinad (185)
• United States
28 Jul 10
i repeat myself all the time with my son i feel like a broken record some times. then he i tell my son i know you can hear me you had a hearing test so stop ignoring me if you don't stop then you will go in time out.then he lison after that
@krnavtr (285)
• India
26 Jul 10
I wont mind repeating the topic 4 or5 times if the person is really interested but i hate myself to repeat the topic 4 or 5 times if the person is not at all interested.Similar experience had happen to me ,that's it was a exam time and i asked one of my friend to teach me again and again but she never gave me a dam and stayed on her own world.I kept like that only but later on she turned to me and said what you said before,i told its fine and its OK.I rally got hurt and i was waiting to revenge on her.
@ashton77 (292)
• India
26 Jul 10
This kind of situation is very bad. When you are listening to someone, we give a feeling that you are important and I am here to listen you. It has happened many times when I am saying important things and the people listening to me are busy in their own world. The strange thing is when we say that I am talking to you, the reply is I am listening. It's difficult to say how many of them are actually listening and how many are not. In class I always used to look at my teacher and give eye contact but then I would never concentrate on what he/she is teaching. I think I gave a good impression that I was attentive to all my teachers but the fact was I wasn't. I think this is the case with many of us. We want other people to listen to us but we don't care to listen to other people. We need to work on these things.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
I also hate repeating myself as much as hate listening to people who keeps repeating themselves too. It irritates me. If you have already said something once or twice, I guess I am intelligent enough to get his or her point, he should not be repeating things to me over and over again because its soo boring and a lot of times really annoying. I do not enjoy repeating myself to others. People should be good listeners. I hate it when people do not pay attention when I speak or say something.It's disrespectful.