Why do people just interrupt when someone else is speaking? I keep getting into weird situations where i’ll be in a discussion with two or three people and two of them start speaking at the same time. Like they’re trying to out-do each other. And it’s not even an argument. One’s speaking, then another decides they also must make a point/contribution that obviously can’t wait, and jump right in. Now, i’m the guy who’s gotta decide whom to listen to. It’s uncomfortable. And then when i try to look away, they demand attention by tapping my shoulder or arm as they make their point. Sometimes one person realizes what’s happening and fades out, but mostly they both just go on full force, each tapping my arm/shoulder.
Now i’m sitting there, trying to figure out how to maintain eye contact with two different humans. What the hell is going on? Does nobody else notice what’s happening?