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Old 01-03-2011, 04:38 PM
Location: The Jar
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I used to endure such crap, but not anymore.

If I am on the telephone with such a person, I usually just shut them down with an abrupt, " I got to get going" line.

Also, if I add this: "It was great catching up" -they'll let me off the phone/ hook! LOL!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:46 AM
Location: In my ponytail dreams
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I talk too much it is my way to handle stress. I have said all to my friends that if you have something else to do, please say it for me, my things are not so important. I actually talk whole day for my pets Bla bla bla what I am doing right now and they cannot run away My poor pets . I show my works for them and ask it is better with something or not, "should we do this or that, what do you think?" - That is heck funny

And if I breath on the phone people ask from me "are you ok", " are you still there" because I was quiet couple of seconds...

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Old 01-04-2011, 03:06 AM
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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When I hear people talk too much, I just daydream about something else hoping they would shut up. When I'm riding with someone who talks stupid (like my old man for example), I move my head slightly out the window so I can hear the noise and not him.
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:01 AM
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ilove my big brother but he has a big mouth so i let him talk and he say im diffuclt but he complains and i said mama who opens his mouth and makes a fool out ot self and he said my father and mom was and angry person and a sick person and he yells alot he has ms and i hope he gets well but hea wonderful kid and this is his nature even his sons say hes this way so i learn to live with it
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:35 AM
Location: london
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run as much as u can or just tell them that they speak tooooo much and its about time to shut up!!
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:36 PM
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Thanks for raising this topic. I have a close friend who just talks and talks. A lot of it is boring or irrelevant. She has a heart of gold and I love her to bits but often I feel like yelling "Shut the F%#& UP!".

I haven't read every post but the ones I have read seem to describe similar problems. Has anyone yet found a way to get through to these talkers?

(Maybe I should take one of these when I see her next! )
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:21 PM
Location: J-ville, FL
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My mother is the QUEEN of rehashing......she will rehash a situation up to 8 times while on the phone!!!! ugh!
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:19 PM
Location: Seymour TN
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These motormouths have something mentally wrong; they have needs not being fulfilled, they need therapy. Odds are they are not going to get it. I just don't get too close to these kinds of people anymore, my time is too precious. Talking on the phone is a complete waste of time and when I make new friends, I tell them that. Some people are afraid of silence, I guess, or it feels too awkward. One thing you could try, if you're around music (like in the car), is say "can you hold that thought - I love this song" and turn it up...the more listening you can get them to do, the better.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:37 PM
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when i became friends with a woman who could talk about herself or her concerns non-stop, i learned to say, 'yes, i remember that the last time you told me', but to a person with this bad habit, you need more...so i put the phone down and forget about it. they don't want your input, they only want to maintain you as a human garbage can for their junk.
for a person who buttonholes you in person, you can say again 'yes you told me' but if that doesnt work, keep your back to the offender and become enthralled with the cantloupe or magazines. another thing, if a person constantly interrupts, just say, excuse me, you've interrupted so many times, i'v lost the thread of your discussion. lastly, the talker usually gets louder and louder if you try to make a point, you can screech just as loudly if you want to but turning your back and escaping is easier.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:24 PM
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Yes. Reminds me of my mom. She likes to talk about how many ****s she took that day, what she ate that led up to those bathroom experiences, and she does this all when I'm sitting down to a nice dinner at the kitchen table! Disgusting! I ask her to stop and she apologizes but then she does it the next day all over again! Eeeewww!
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