Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Manners- An Audio Fail

O.k it has been a while since I have had a rant but this is something that is very close to my heart.

Especially today after a rather more than usually challenging day in the office when manners would have made life fractionally more bare-able.

1. Don't interrupt someone when they are talking
2. Don't talk over someone when they are talking
3. LISTEN to the other speaker.

I am not sure there is anything more irritating than someone doing all three during a conference call. It is the hight of ignorance and I would love to "audio-slap" people when this happens.

Please don't confuse 1. with 2. there is a quick interruption which is one thing (and moderately bare-able based on frequency i.e. low) vs. deciding to simply shouting over the person who is trying to make a very reasonable point.

Can you send adults back to primary school to learn the basics of appropriate social engagement??

I bet they all snatched in the playground as kids!

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