Interruption: n. impacting a communication and/or subset(s) before a human is done with the samer communication and/or subset(s)
We have all been interrupted while doing something or saying something and we are seldom pleased with the interruption, especially if it is something which we are really enjoying doing or saying.
Sometimes if the news is good or we are doing something rather uninteresting we don’t mind the interruption.
Boring verbose speakers frequently have to be interrupted even though it may not seem polite because they may be a valued customer or relative.
You should be a good listener more than a good speaker to show respect but even listening has its limits and changing to a different subject, ending a conversation, or postponing a conversation for a later date is sometimes the smart thing to do.
“Excuse me” or “Sorry for the interruption” should precede most interruptions with humans other than family.
Texting and emails can’t be interrupted but you can speed read through them if they don’t seem that important to spend your valuable time on them.
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