Was that a flushing toilet?
“Texting while driving; what’s next, talking while peeing?”
“Ouch? I’ll call you back, I’m stuck!”
“Look! This is a very important conversation.”
“Crap! Someone didn’t replace the toilet paper; hey, I’ll call you back.”
If I had a dollar for every time, while going about my business, I have heard and/or seen some guy engaged in a conversation while “engaged” I could almost purchase an electric car. (Great deals on those nowadays.) Whether it’s a men’s room at some workplace, an airport, sports or entertainment venue and even a place of worship, I have heard or observed men carrying on conversations while doing their business.
Is this just a guy thing? Well, some guys thing, for this writer never has and never will think so much of myself and simultaneously so little of the person on the phone that I would stoop to this new low. The art and pleasantries of conversation and personal communication is at risk.
If it’s not some self-absorbed “doing my business” while conversing person, or “hold on, I’ll take a number 3 and super-size it” sorry about that guy, or “yes, I have you on speaker phone” I am multi-tasking gal, or it’s the “hold it a second…hey, I’ll call you back after I finish this call (yes, I have voicemail but don’t you know who I am guy”), sorry about that , now where were we? Oh and the one, and I have quit doing this, that is most prevalent is the cell phone conversation while walking through the office guy/gal.
What are we doing? Stop this! This conversation thing we engage in is about relationships! It’s about building rapport! It’s about really, I mean really engaging with another person! It’s about people!
I know what I will do – I will flush and my hope is it helps you close your deal!