Thursday, July 15, 2010
Am I Boring You?
More and more frequently I find myself wondering if I am boring the person or persons I am with.
The reason I’m having these thoughts is it seems no matter what I am doing – business or pleasure – the people I’m with are taking cell phone calls (non emergency), texting whoever or “tweeting”. Driving down the road. In meetings. During church. During meals. In the middle of conversations.
I don’t want to hear they are “multi-tasking”. The definition of multi-tasking is “doing two or more things with less attention to details”. My definition when it involves interaction with other people is “being extremely rude”.
On a similar note, I have found myself quite a few times in a store actively talking with a clerk about a forthcoming purchase. The phone rings and they answer – and start helping this person who interrupted our transaction!
Excuse me! I’m the one who drove to your store and am probably prepared to make a purchase. Put the caller on hold until you are finished helping me; the one who was here first…
If I’m boring you, I’ll be more than happy to leave- my time is valuable too.