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How to talk with someone who rarely finishes a….

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You know what I mean


A: Are you one of those people who never finishes a….

B: Sentence? No.

A: Because sometimes I get near the end of a….

B: Sentence?

A: No. A thought. I just assume the other person, you, in this case already knows the word that comes….

B: Next?

A: Yeah. And I figure, “Why bother reaching for that last….”

B: Word?

A: Exactly. I’m just ready to move….

B: On?

A: No. Forward. I want to keep the conversation….

B: Going?

A: Well, more like moving forward. To some definitive….

B: End?

A: Some conclusion. Some well-developed notion. Something that has passed between us that we can agree with or….

B: Disagree with?

A: I’m just ready for the next ….

B: Big thing? Me too.

A: Yeah. I hate those people who go so painfully….

B: Slow?

A: Yeah. Those people who labor over every word, especially when you already know what they’ll….

B: Say?

A: Well, more what they are thinking. So you just sit waiting for the next….

B: Word? But you never really know how someone else will finish a….

A: [–]

A: Yes?

B: Sentence.

B: People can surprise you.


Image credit: Kirk Livingston

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  1. Nice photo Credit–and blog post. By the way, I shared your Daily dumb sketch link with my son at Gustavus He thought it was a great idea. So did I. He is going to try it–though not daily. School work comes first! Hope all is well.

    Bill Huff

    March 20, 2015 at 8:56 am

    • Bill–Thanks for the comment. Those few photos of you when we had lunch keep popping up on my blog. I like that part of Minneapolis. I’m glad your son is interested in sketching. There’s quite a strong, supportive bunch of people trying to do it–all across the globe.


      March 20, 2015 at 9:06 am

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