The Boorish

15 Jan

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Boorish.  Not the soup (Borscht),

Borscht is cool.

I mean boring people, especially ones who don’t know what they are talking about.

Ever find yourself in a conversation and wish you knew what you’re talking about?  I do.  All the time.  Especially when I’m talking to myself.

Worse, what if you suspect that you are the only one listening who knows something about the subject?

Consider the situation:  no one else feels like talking and the boring person get the microphone.

They begin  rattling on in a soporific tone a non-stop monologue of mush that sounds like it adds up to something but…no.   They are pasting together pieces of this and that just to keep hearing themselves talk.  What do you do?

Try to correct them in a nice way?  What is the nice way to tell someone they don’t know what they are talking about?

If you do tell the speaker to check their facts and get back to us, then what? Are you now responsible for leading the other listeners back out of the woods?

Beets me.  Any ideas, let me know.

In the meantime, assuming you do know what you are talking about, here’s a link with some guidelines in how to avoid boring people:

(http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/200912/eight-tips-know-if-youre-being-boring)

Note:  I really wanted to just post the first 44 words and get the words “boorish” and “borscht” together. I guess it takes one to know one!

-nhd

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