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Easy Ways to Know if You Are Interrupting

Updated on April 2, 2014
Even best friends are guilty of interrupting
Even best friends are guilty of interrupting | Source

Interrupting can be

considered an innocent act during the course of daily life. But in all reality, interrupting, even to close friends, is rude, insensitive, and over-assuming of the one interrupting.

Here are but a few examples of how and where interrupting takes place and how it might affect those around the one doing the interrupting.

CEO's are notorious for interrupting high- level meetings
CEO's are notorious for interrupting high- level meetings | Source

POWERFUL CEO'S

often find themselves unable to sit still while their own company president is speaking about the company's loss of profits in the last calendar year. The CEO jumps to his feet and begins a long, drawn-out talk of why "he" knows why the company is losing money and explains that this is due to no sales. All worth his interrupting to say his piece.

This office temp keeps opening the door where office managers are discussing a secret strategy for marketing a new product
This office temp keeps opening the door where office managers are discussing a secret strategy for marketing a new product | Source

OFFICE TEMP'S

often have to be told in a stern manner to not open certain doors in the workplace due to this is where the higher-up's meet for secret meetings to talk business. (See photo to right) this girl just keeps opening the secret door because she doesn't know that she is interrupting, so her immediate boss must sit her down and in a discreet manner advise her to stop doing this or be let go.

Even best friends can be guilty of interrupting
Even best friends can be guilty of interrupting | Source

SEE THE DISGUSTED LOOK

on the girl sitting down (in photo to the right)? She is irritated because he best friend insists that she look at her recent wedding photos on her lunch break. The girl at the table was busy listening to a colleague tell how they learned how to cross-stitch when "Junie Boo," interrupted the conversation pushing her wedding album into her friend's face.

This is a classic case of interruption. The girl  on the table just had to jump into this gathering to get a hot storyi
This is a classic case of interruption. The girl on the table just had to jump into this gathering to get a hot storyi | Source

MAKING A FOOL OF YOURSELF

by interrupting to reach a personal goal, say, get a hot story for your television station, is not worth the time or effort. The girl (in photo to the right) has found this cold fact out to be true. She not only interrupted some important officials, but embarrassed herself in the process.

Nothing embarrasses a political candidate more than a loud protester interrupting his speech
Nothing embarrasses a political candidate more than a loud protester interrupting his speech | Source

A CANDIDATE FOR POLITICAL OFFICE

lives in a secret fear that some radical group will jump on the stage and vocally-interrupt his speech that was written for the candidate to get the necessary votes to be elected. Sure, a political candidate is not loved by everyone, but talk to him in private. Interrupting him (or her) like this will get you nowhere.

"And on behalf of me, myself, and I, thank you, cherished-followers, for enduring my hubs and I. You are dearly-appreciated."

Kenneth

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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      LOL!

      Tirelesstraveler,

      I am working on some new ways to interrupt your work. You will flip out when you see them.

      Abbagail Van Buren, "Dear Abby," said it best in one of her comments to a person who asked why they were not asked to continue a topic when interrupted by the third person in a group of three.

      Abby: A good sign that the topic you are talking about is not interesting to your group is that when the one who interrupted you is finished, NO ONE asks for you to continue.

      Good sense.

      Thanks so much for your wonderful friendship and following.

      Peace.

      K.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, my good friend, DDE,

      Thanks for supporting me and my hub. Oh, p;ardon me. Did I interrupt you? Now that wasn't hard to type, much less say, so why are people not using this question?

      Thanks for coming by and visit me anytime.

      K.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Catgypsy,

      I am in agreement with you. Why bother? Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your words that cheered me up.

      Kiss your little one's for me.

      Love, K.

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      Judy Specht 

      4 years ago from California

      Good to see you looking for ways to interrupt my writing. Keep up the good work:)

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I know of people who behave this way that shows their lack of interest in a conversation well mentioned and an informative hub.

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      catgypsy 

      4 years ago from the South

      There is nothing worse than being constantly interrupted! I usually just finally stop talking at all to people who consistently do this...they aren't listening to you anyway, so why bother?

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