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Unread 05-26-2011, 11:14 PM   #16
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People in relationships often master the technique.
Why would you be in a relationship that cause you to do this in the first place? Thats rather sad if anyone has to do that. Luckily i don't have one such as that

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when listening to a boring or lack luster person speak i usually try to latch on to key sentences and phrases so i can get the gist of what the topic their addressing is. Also if the boring person in question is your professor at college i usually bring in a recorder to record the lesson.
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Unread 05-27-2011, 01:33 AM   #17
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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 05-27-2011, 02:07 AM   #18
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This topic made me laugh.

Anyway, for me, it depends on the person talking. I know this one girl who is always spewing "AMAHGADDD YAOI KAWAII DESUU BUTTSEX" at me whenever she sees me. She will go on and on about something even when I've made it perfectly clear to her that I don't know (or care) what she's talking about. It's gotten to the point where I'm just like "Yeah, ok, anyway...." and start talking to other people.

Then there's this other kid. He tends to be very annoying because he will butt in on people's conversations, talk about anime too much, etc, but he is legitimately handicapped so I let it slide, and smile and nod and try to respond to something when I can. He talks about Bleach a lot, and I followed enough of it to be able to talk with him.
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Unread 05-27-2011, 03:17 AM   #19
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I tend to use my set list of words in succession.

Uh-huh, yeah, okay, sweet, cool, oh, what, that's nice
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Unread 05-27-2011, 03:43 AM   #20
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my eyes glaze over and i nod periodically
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Unread 05-27-2011, 03:55 AM   #21
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anyone think of a boring person talking as a way to fall asleep ? when Im tired but cant seem to fall asleep right away I think of my history teacher *for Puerto Rico history* talking and it makes me fall right asleep LOL!
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Unread 05-27-2011, 10:52 AM   #22
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I usually listen to that person...

But I'm 100% sure that whatever method is effective, my dad has mastered it.
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Unread 05-27-2011, 01:41 PM   #23
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my eyes glaze over and i nod periodically
This.

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But I'm 100% sure that whatever method is effective, my dad has mastered it.
Also this.
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Unread 05-27-2011, 06:37 PM   #24
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I don't know what I do exactly, but I don't pay attention, or daydream, I just kinda fall asleep standing up. Most of the times this happens I can't remember what happened in the span of the "conversation".

That said, I think I might be a boring person to listen to; everyone (even family) cuts me off everytime I try to tell them something. It burns. Like, they don't sit there and nod or make little noises like they're paying attention, they straight up switch the topic. xD
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Unread 05-27-2011, 10:18 PM   #25
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Pay attention anyway. There will be a pop quiz. There is always a pop quiz.
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Unread 05-28-2011, 02:38 AM   #26
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Kuh. I'm this boring person everyone is talking about.
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Unread 05-30-2011, 02:06 AM   #27
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I think I'm the boring person talking.

^ Dangit someone beat me to saying it!!!!
I know, I was like, if people take this thread seriously like me, then they might be guilty of judging someone when they themselves have been boring. Seriously. D:<
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Unread 05-30-2011, 02:10 AM   #28
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If it's not relevant to my interests, I'll just nod while responding with a few yeahs, okays, and that's awesomes.
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Unread 05-30-2011, 02:16 PM   #29
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Crap. Now I know why people keep yeah-ing and nodding when I talk. XD

But if whoever is talking is just too boring to listen to, I end up spacing out and planning my next hundred or so cosplays, thinking about homework, anagramming their name, etc.
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Unread 05-30-2011, 04:18 PM   #30
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The one I hear most often is "I just published my novel and [family/friends] compare it to [Pratchett/Turtledove/Rowling] and it has elements of [genre Author GoH is best known for]. So I would be a great addition as a guest."

I just tell them send an inquiry to [convention's email] with a bio and list of published works. Then I do the pitch to random person passing by the table, or get an urgent text from husband or con chair.
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