Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Cant Pay Attention During Boring Conversation

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,181 People

    Say No More, Please!

    "Say no more, please!"... That's what I keep on telling to myself when I happened to be with an ego-centric person... So annoying to be with a person who loves to talk much about himself/herself... He/She don't even give me a chance to talk or respond to whatever he or she's...
    PicturesqueFirmament PicturesqueFirmament 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I absolutely cannot stand a boring conversation.

    Whenever people try to talk to me and either a) give me a one worded response b/ talk about mundane **** c] just stand there looking stupid it is so ******* annoying. I hate feeling like I always have to be the one coming up with the convo starters like...it kills me how people...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    lol lmao... hmmm my hub says he wants chicken,

    mashed potatoes and gravy... I said he could.. (I'm just writing randomly here because idk if they allow short story lines here or not..) I'm hungry too.. I'm working on watching all the dishes.. I found a dirty golf ball on the side of the road today and when I stopped...
    PastelLime PastelLime 31-35 Oct 18, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am Officially Done.

    I just can't take it anymore.. I'm sick and tired of hearing a brat whine about being single and how you dont understand why your singled because your a nice guy/gentleman. There IS such a thing as being too nice and doing too much. No girl wants to babied. Or have her butt...
    GeminiLuna GeminiLuna 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Boredom

    I have a friend who likes to talk about herself. (blah, blah, blah, blah, etc.) I find myself staring into space, working my mind to something else. And there, I'm nodding my head in her babble, saying : "oh's", 'really?', 'yeah', 'hmmm'. In time she notices it. And there, I look...
    amethymagnus amethymagnus 13-15 Dec 19, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Outer Space.

    If someone is talking to me, or if I am in class and my teacher is doing a boring lecture, I will often daydream, or space out. Especially if the conversation just makes no sense, my eyes will wander off elsewhere.
    Lostgirlinbigworld Lostgirlinbigworld 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Bear

    Like a bear Out into the air I stare. A conversation should Say everything it would, To any hearer that could. Boredom settles in, Playing on the mind worse than gin, A grimace never a grin! Talk of things interesting, Talk never depressing, Speak kindly and stressing.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Oct 5, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    JeweledGypsy JeweledGypsy 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 25, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You think I'm paying attention

    but for real, I'm picking out every imperfection on your face and wishing I was doing algebra instead of this. I also hate when you're waiting for the end of a story that someone's telling and it isn't interesting at all so you wasted 10 minutes of concentration on some...
    izilee izilee 13-15, F Sep 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm Sorry

    I hate it when you are listening to someone ramble on about something you really aren't interested in ... can they not see i am not interested in whatever they are saying? i am looking around the room, i am nodding my head in probably all the wrong places and i ''hmm'' and say...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F Aug 24, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I space out .... I cant stand

    even trying to make myself pay attention to boring conversations.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Def one of my pet peeves,

    I have to keep re-centering myself mid convo. This is when gestures and expressions can be used to imply "shut the **** up!". Much tact is required though!
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Im finding it harder

    and harder to concentrate at work. partly because I know everyone here is a hypocrite, saying this is our core values yet contradicting that a second later. secondly, people here think theyre experts...doesnt matter the schooling or degrees others have, people are stepping...
    awesomebeardo0325 awesomebeardo0325 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I really have a problem with paying attention

    and focusing when people are talking to me in general but if you are boring me to death with nonsensical blathering, I cannot fake interest for the life of me. My eyes will start darting left and right trying to find something to focus on. I find I also start blinking more? As...
    SugarPlumDreams SugarPlumDreams 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Best Friend Has To Shut Up Sometime

    I love my best friend "T" but he talks too much. He knows this, but STILL every day we are talking about him for HOURS. Ehh. when we're in the car, I seriously wrap the car belt around my neck (half of the time not thinking) because im so bored out my mind. When I'm not doing...
    GeminiLuna GeminiLuna 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You think I'm listening,

    but I'm really just doing your brows in my head.
    marianajohnson marianajohnson 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Don't message me if I don't have nothing to say,

    talk about, or little to nothing in common.....your just wasting my time and yours....plus you would probably just bore me and put me to sleep.....if u wanna talk at least have something or a few things to talk about or something I can go off of. I hate being the only one saying...
    BlueMoonx BlueMoonx 18-21, F Aug 1, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    If someone goes on about the same subject

    for hours and hours, I just zone out. I don't want to seem mean, but I need to have variety in my conversations or it won't work.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Listening to a woman during a boring

    conversation will normally end with "Ahem! My eyes are up here! ;)
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Don't You Understand?

    Pitcher, confidential clerk in the office of Harvey Maxwell, broker, allowed a look of mild interest and surprise to visit his usually expressionless countenance when his employer briskly entered at half past nine in company with his young lady stenographer. With a snappy "Good...
    O38OO2661677 O38OO2661677 36-40 Jan 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Mind Is Some Where Else

    Yeah it's true I can't seem to pay attention during a boring conversation. And this is why I don't talk to my grandparents, just kidding their dead. But yeah if there's one thing I can't take is a boring *** conversation. So if you ever talk to me you better make it really...
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Jan 11, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Omg I hate the regular conversations

    that go "What are you doing?" "Nothing." "HBY". I just try to avoid all those messages. Is this really what society has come to?
    Tlythatswsup Tlythatswsup 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It happens a lot when someone isn't talking

    about anything that interests me. Either online or in person, most people are just boring. I usually just tell someone i forgot what to say or i don't really know what to say, if i don't know how to respond back to them because they blow at keeping me interested in a...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F Mar 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have a blog for people with the urge

    and need to vent. It's like here, only smaller, more personal. And, you use an alias. It's such a cool place, filled up by a very twisted, beautiful darkness. Have yoy got something to share? Inbox me.
    echoalpha echoalpha 31-35, F Mar 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Yeahhh seriously no bueno

    when it comes to boring convos! And dont bother replying to me with that one word bullshit! Don't like that..okay buh byee'
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F Jan 7, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Athomp11 Athomp11 22-25, F Mar 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F Aug 9, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Conversations that entertain, conversations that enlighten..
    jimisback jimisback 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My husband of 5 years has never changed in his whole life. He's still a huge kid who runs to mommy every time something happens. He doesn't play it even acknowledges our child, let...
    KindaKinky30 KindaKinky30 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Perhaps I should say good conversation. I live for good conversation. Life can get to be so robotic at times. You wake up, shower, get dressed, make up, hair, check your email, get...
    Lena1982 Lena1982 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have had several people to share late night conversations with! The one I miss the most is the last guy I used to Skype with until 2 - 3 am :) We went on 3 dates but the feeling...
    Paula15 Paula15 26-30, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wish I could have a fun personality too, I hate being the boring grey mouse in every community...
    Tilexy Tilexy 18-21, F 15 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have to share an encounter that happened yesterday. It was a "moment" that will stay with me until I take my last breath. There is a little boy I know who has not had a lot of...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    another day of staring at a computer monitor. realizing the only light in my life is the electronic glow. i sit and fondly remember cubicles. before some *** who doesnt have to...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I haven't had a decent conversation in a while. With my ex... we could talk for hours on end... but now days I find I have less and less to say. I dont know why. We would talk...
    Backspaceblogger Backspaceblogger 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    what I learned today about conversations: inboxing can end a conversation that was started initially in public. I keep mentioning conversation enders because I'd like to combat...
    SpecialKndofOrdinary SpecialKndofOrdinary 26-30, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I use to take my dog to the dog park at least 2 times a week for a while to socialize her more with other dogs, I think she was 5 or 6 months at the time and I did that until she...
    Sable25 Sable25 22-25 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is ESPECIALLY true when you've met someone that you know is just as sincere and honest as you! Had the most wonderful conversation late last night with her(EP member, name...
    MiamiMexirican MiamiMexirican 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes so boring, I have just shaved my testicles....but why tell you that !!!!!
    Scentedpathways Scentedpathways 51-55, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It really is boring. I don't get out much, nor do my friends, and a majority of the time I'm asleep.
    FromAntoinette FromAntoinette 22-25 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    plz . I want to kill myself. my life is very boring.my friends are so boring and stupid. I wish if I can get better friends
    HISHAM9in8wonderland HISHAM9in8wonderland 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I DO knowww it is boring /:
    GummiBr GummiBr 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel