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The phrase 'crumpled heap' comes to mind.
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I will talk all night if you let me. And other people usually can sense
it coming and interrupt me or take up all the conversational space,
consistently enough so that when I do finally find an unsuspecting
victim, just about all 500+ halfbakery ideas come out at once,
usually to the mailman
or anyone smart enough to be able to hold
their attention but young enough not to know when to stop listening.
Why is it like this with me? Why do I gravitate toward conversational
space that won't have me? Because it's what I grew up with and it
makes me feel right at home in some kind of sick and twisted
psychological nightmare kind if way.
But it did afford me this one idea as I sat around a table tonight with
5 people for 2 hours and did not utter a single word: A
conversational display with percentages for each recognized voice. I
don't mean that everyone has to talk the exact same amount of time
but it would be nice sometimes to see who is taking up all the
conversational space and be reminded that so and so is not saying
||Hello, you are dominating this idea's conversation already ;P
||haha! I was just asked by someone- "Do you know
that when you say 1 thing, you say 6 things?" Well,
yes I do! Everyone who knows me say I talk too much
and they have to wait for me to take a breath so
they can jump in. Sometimes I feel bad and this
would monitor my obsessive talking! So with bun in
mouth....to you +
||This idea is a manifestation of the art of conversation being one person speaking and the other waiting for her turn to speak. That is not conversation, that is two parallel monologues sharing a bus.
||A wise old owl lived in an oak.