Quiet the Chatter
Today when you’re trying to get that last minute work done, and someone comes in to “shoot the breeze,” “talk your leg off,” “chatter like chimp,” or be a “bird in a box.” You might try this.
- Look up from what you are working.
- Slowly glance left and right, as if to be sure no one is watching you.
- Quietly invite your visitor to come close to view your computer screen.
- Then click this link and say, “Isn’t this the coolest thing you’ve ever seen?”
Then just stay silent and stare at the screen. As a bigger treat, you might offer your headphones so that your guest might listen even more silently.
–ME “Liz” Strauss