What do you do when you don’t want to hear something? Do you tell the person to stop talking? Or do you yourself walkout of the conversation? Or as suggested by my friend, you make weird expressions so that the other person would understand that you are not interested. But what it that person doesn’t understand our gesture?
There are about million ways which we guys follow when we don’t want to hear it…
Speak of a boring lecture… We’d always have a nice shikkar (crush) in the class to roast our eyes. So it would be very easy to not hear the lecture that professor’s delivering. Even we don’t have to make any eye contact, which helps a lot (you’ll find out later).
I saw an ad long back of mobile phone from Motorola – Moto Yuva. In that a father is shouting on his son for being such a irresponsible jerk. Now what he did was switched on the music and synced the lyrics with his dad’s blabbering… It was so damn funny!
But in real life can we do this? Actually no… Our dad would know it in first instance and would throw our mobiles our of the window. (Even we can be thrown out instead of the mobile if he is that angry…)
So we use our environment to do us a favour. We play with whatever is in our hands, but glancing at him a moment or so, giving sad and guilty-feeling looks and again ignoring him by playing with something. We look at the wall behind him and make our own stories that a magical world is hidden behind the wall! We look at the floor below and amaze the amazing designs on the tiles..
But these techniques are useless when you are talking one-on-one with someone, who is probably feminine… In the movie Teri Meri Kahaani, there’s a scene where Priyanka Chopra keeps on talking about something and Shahid Kapoor tries his best to cling on to the discussion. He makes all sorts of faces to show his disinterest. He even drinks her drink to pass the time… 😀
Real life scenarios are similar… We look all around us to find something better to gaze at while she speaks all her heart out. When the conversation turns two ways, the real problem starts. Cuz to reply we must have heard at least something. 😛
Postures like eye contact and frequent smiles are helpful. We can laugh when she laughs, depicting that we have got her humour. 😛 We can even give some exclamations and smile quickly, whenever she raises her volume and her eyebrows… 😉
Some people just can’t help it. They want to speak too much for just a single line. Check out the below clipart… (You’ll all would have been through this)
Now when we’re having some serious discussion, make sure not to yawn… 😛
P.s. If you don’t want to listen to something over a phone call, best way is to put one piece of your earplug in one ear on which you’re talking and other piece of another earplug connected to your iPod to other ear… And Viola! 😀