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Unread 05-26-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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When a Boring Person is Speaking...

....what do you hear, or rather what do you do when this happens?

Are you spacing out, or do you just tune them out?

Ya know, for those people who speak in a monotone voice with no energy or excitement what so ever.



^ Kind of like this guy. Ben Stein. If you've heard him speak then you know what I'm talking about.

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For me, whenever a boring person is speaking, no offense to them, but it's like those classic Charlie Brown cartoons when an adult is talking. All I hear is "Whomp Whomp Wa Wa Wa Whomp!"
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUyLwXhqlWU[/youtube]

^ Classic!
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Unread 05-26-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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Are you spacing out, or do you just tune them out?
There's a difference?
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Unread 05-26-2011, 03:25 PM   #3
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People in relationships often master the technique.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 03:40 PM   #4
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People in relationships often master the technique.
Only people in relationships with boring people need to master it.

As for bores - if there is any possible escape route, I take it. If I know it's unavoidable and have time to prepare, I bring my knitting. If I'm forced to sit face to face with them, I mentally retreat to my personal happy place where the pleasing sound of ocean waves mingles with the gentle rustle of trade winds through the palm trees.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 03:41 PM   #5
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There's a difference?
Why yes Mr. Tommy Lee Jones.

Spacing out is when you don't mean to rude, but your brain takes over and lets your thoughts wander elsewhere.

Tuning them out is when you purposely mute them.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 03:44 PM   #6
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I had a teacher in HS that had this magical pitch and cadence and volume to her voice. Almost the instant she started talking, I was out cold drooling on my desk. I don't know what it was. I had to sit front and center and physically pinch and prod myself during class to keep me awake. I still have flashbacks to this teacher when I encounter similar voices but nothing will ever compare to her. If I lived through that and got a B, I can pay attention to ANYONE!
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Unread 05-26-2011, 03:44 PM   #7
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Blah, blah, blah, that's all I hear, I then proceed to take a nap.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 04:01 PM   #8
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... I will start to doodle on anything, think about future cosplay plans and wonder what's for dinner. And stuff like that.

But yeah, all words turns into "blah blah blah hurr durr blah" if the speaker/subject/whatever is REALLY BORING.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 04:25 PM   #9
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I nod, make a few noises that indicate I'm listening so I don't seem rude and start thinking about other stuff that interests me more, like dust bunnies and ice cream.
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I am sorry what where you saying?
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Unread 05-26-2011, 06:32 PM   #11
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not only ben stien but micheal cerra or however u spell his name..(guy who played scott in scott pilgrahm vs the world) omg i hate his acting he uses that same monotone for every character..and every line..GOD i hate that
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Unread 05-26-2011, 06:38 PM   #12
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I can tune sound out if I cant be bothered to talk*say you're in a convo where you can't get in a word edgewise*...because some people talk for the hell of talking ....they cant just shut up for a minute because silence bothers them...so while they chat away I nod and I listen in to keywords and face/body gestures....sometimes I tune things out without trying lol.....mainly because I prioritize things when I'm multi tasking...what do I hear ? my own voice...just thinking about other things lol XD
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Unread 05-26-2011, 06:44 PM   #13
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I go into daydreaming about making my own cartoon action scenes and/or outcomes of certain actions / music video ideas.
Then the person will ask a question and I'll go, "wha?" and they restart ;n;
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Unread 05-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #15
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I had a teacher in HS that had this magical pitch and cadence and volume to her voice. Almost the instant she started talking, I was out cold drooling on my desk. I don't know what it was. I had to sit front and center and physically pinch and prod myself during class to keep me awake.
This but in college. First time I had him, not so bad. 100+people in the lecture hall. Second time, there were three of us. It was not good. I'd use pinching and also really strongly flavored candy to try to stay awake. It's a shame because I loved his class.
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