say ur tired and say ima go take a nap or (and this second one only works if ur talking on the phone) "hang on my mom needs me" wait a couple minutes and say "okaay im back i gotta go do dishes i'll talk to u later"
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Last edited at 3:59PM on 4/17/2012
your talking non-stop is irritating me beyond words and feels like a sledge hammer going thru my brain so can you please for the love of all that is sweet and pure in this world stop talking, I would be ever so grateful or if that doesn't work say can we talk later because I'm working on something and can't give you my full attention...
Can you please be quiet, please stop talking, excuse yourself and just walk away, jokingly say you sure talk a lot, say you have a head ache and need some peace and quiet, pretend your phone is on vibrate and say you're receiving a call and excuse yourself, look at the time and say you have to be some where
I think this is really difficult when it's a friend who just won't stop talking. Do you have to be around your friend in person a lot? Or could you mostly talk just over the phone (in which case he/she can't see that you're doing something else at the same time and maybe rolling your eyes)? You might need to have a serious talk with the person and explain that you feel like you do all the listening but never get to say anything (if that's true), or that you don't understand why they seem to need to just blather on about nothing.... Say what you think, but say it kindly. Other people who are friends with this person may be wanting to say the same things!
Close your eyes and tell them that your head hurts and that you just want to think and not talk or listen to your talking. There are definately nicer ways but.... Boys in my class like to say "Stifle yourself!"
A Post-It note, strategically placed so that the one incessantly yacking cannot miss it, with the words: "You talk too much. Please be quiet for 5 minutes. Ready? Begin!" ...can be helpful. NOTE: This tactic may need to be repeated several times before IY ("incessant yacker") "gets it" and stops their yacking. This is usually due to the narcissistic nature of most yackers, who are not comfortable unless they are getting attention and/or hearing their own voices. With a few tries, however, this little trick seems to work. In fact, I've used this at work, in a professional setting. Very amusing, as it had the office abuzz with who put the Post-Its here and there. The best part? Because nobody knew who was responsible, the entire office quieted down. I suspect it had something to do with everyone thinking that the message was for them! Can't hurt to try. :)
Excuse me, I am trying to think. Excuse me...but...SSSHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!! Do you know how to breathe with your nose?---yes---Then shut your mouth(please) PArdon me, but could you talk somewhere else or be less noisy? I'm trying to concentrate...