Stop Interrupting


Everyone gets excited in conversations. You think of something to add, you want to say it before you forget, and end up cutting off whoever is speaking. It is one of my biggest pet peeves.


I have noticed lately just how many people are “interrupters”.  I don’t think they even realize they do it, and they most certainly mean no ill will. However when you interrupt someone you are saying that what you have to say is more important than what they do. It allows no time for reflection of what they have said as you haven’t even let them finish their thought.  It ends up being a one sided conversation. It is rude.


I was taught to never speak over someone.  As a result when I find myself chatting with an experienced interrupter I often end up stopping mid sentence. It drives me bananas. I easily lose interest because the conversation is not give and take.


The best conversations are built on equal exchanges of ideas. Next time you catch yourself cutting someone off, stop, listen, reflect and then speak. After all, we were given one mouth and two ears for a reason.



Chris and Katrina Anderson

2808 Donald B. Munro Dr.

Kinburn, Ontario