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I Prefer People To Get Straight To The Point

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    Cliff Notes Version

    It gets frustating when people feel they need to give you a novel for an explaination for something. I just want to say, "Just give nme the broad strokes" or "give me the cliffs notes verison."
    Stripped628 Stripped628 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2010

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    Always In A Hurry

    Please, please, please. PLEASE !!!! Just hurry up and get to the point ! I have a set of young twins, and help run a business with my hubby.... I do not have time for pointless chit chat ! Just get to the point ! LOL
    AddieBaby AddieBaby 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    Today, someone's speech was annoying the ****

    out of me. She kept talking crap while everyone was waiting for her to get to the dominant ideas of her research. Finally, we could hear what her ideas were after we had to listen to her like 5 or 6 minutes. That was the great presentation that I've seen so far .....
    exsunshinelover exsunshinelover 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2014

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    Time Is Valuable

    Why waste time. It is the most valuable resource that we have. I figured that if you live to be 80 years old you only have roughly 700 800 hours of life time. Why waste that with beating around the bush. Get to the point.
    Jonnn Jonnn 18-21, M Apr 20, 2010

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    No beating around the bush!

    Have something to say, say it now air it out, and we will straighten things out! The best we can !
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    Just Tell It Like It Is

    you normally don't just go up to a stranger and say what your thinking,,,online it's better to be open and honest,,,and just get it off your chest ,and not be frustrated because you did say what was on your mind,,,if your dealing with a judgemental ,close minded person,,you...
    rjschoch rjschoch 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    Sunshine0615 Sunshine0615 41-45, F Jul 18, 2014

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    This character is close to me

    Dexter is one of the few shows I consistently watch, and the character Deborah Morgan (Dexter's sister) reminds me more and more of myself. Our blunt one-liners are very close; she definitely says it like it is. I am a toned down version (I don't swear that much), but this is...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    BreakfastSpecial BreakfastSpecial 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2014

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    I hate when people say a lot of words without

    even saying anything. Just big words or just random BULLL. Like damn lol. It's annoying. Most annoying thing I see in my existence to be honest. Parents love doing this. Morale: get to the damnnn point.
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M May 17

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    I love people to talk straightaway not to

    revolve or makes a bigger story of it explain Ur point in short way love to b straight foreword ...
    usman1engnieer usman1engnieer 22-25, M Apr 3, 2014

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    Hidden Agendas

    It really tries my patience when people try to solicit information from me in a pathetic attempt to discover if I may agree with what's on their mind. Just say it outright. If they feel comfortable prefacing it with a few short words, fine, but please spare me the reconnaissance...
    Skyy7 Skyy7 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    Get Straight To The Point

    Get straight to the point,Don't beat about the bush,It's only me,You're talking to,Not the law,Or anyone else,Me, I like directness,No mucking around,Straight to the point,Upfront,That's me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2011

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    I Wish

    I never bit around the bushes, And I wish people where like that as well, Just say what you want to say
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 1 Response May 2, 2010

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    I Do

    i perfer people to go straight to the point when i am in pain and tired.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 2, 2010

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    Being Clear Is The Best!

    It took me a couple of years to learn, but - clear communication is essential! I like it when I meet people who get straight to the point. I wasted so much time trying to politely make a point, without quite saying it - hoping the other person would fill in the blanks from my...
    Damisela Damisela 26-30, F Nov 5, 2010

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    Blunt

    I wish people would just be blunt. Sure being elaborate may make you sound intelligent and eloquent, but it saves me time if you get straight to the point. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Sorry...what?

    When people start to talk in circles I find myself almost instantly disinterested.  I have a coworker who will say the same thing three different ways just to make sure she's "coming across clearly" in every conversation.   Noooooo honey, you're not coming across clearly...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 7 Responses May 12, 2010

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    Its Like Having A Hidden Adgenda

    my twin sister does this alot with me  and she tryes to get me on the losing end of her use. but now I am true to my self and i call her on it big time I tell her I am sick of the mind games just be who you are. something just struck me as i typed that maybe she is being ture to...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    I'm Tired, I'm Old, And I Don't Want To Play Guessing Games.

    My wife will try to make me guess what she is talking about, or angry about. Hello, I am no mind reader, I'm not real interested in getting bitched at when I just get home from work, and I probably don't need the information at that moment. Either get to the point or shut up...
    cowboygrandpa cowboygrandpa 56-60, M Sep 26, 2010

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    "no Point"

    It's got to the point where i hate myself more than ever. Iv'e done nothing worth thinking about since the day i was born. Spent years prendding to be someone else and for what? Just because i was scared because i wanted people to like or feel sorry for me? Now i don't know who...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    Say it Like It Is

    Say it like it is in your heart and mean it! Then back it up with your actions! When you just say the words strongly and dont back it up with your  actions then your words are meaningless and worthless as you are. when you leave your mark on this earth or on your life's path...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Dec 5, 2014

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    Blah ..

    I have just had a phone call from a neighbour ( I rarely hear from ) .. asking me how I am,  how the family are ; etc,  etc .. Finally she asked if she could borrow the lawn mower  ..
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 14 Responses Apr 15, 2010

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    What's The Point Of Your Story?

    Please, anyone telling a story that is rambling and takes forever to get to the point is boring. I'll admit sometimes I go off on a tangent but I'll get back to the main reason why I am telling a story. Otherwise the result is I'll be confused and may tune the other person out...
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2011

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    Just A Little Piece Of My Mind.

    why beating around the bush when you can just go straight to the point. in most cases those who do that dont really have something worthwhile to say. i once had a friend like that who is so perfect in beating around the bush, what she could have said in just a simple sentence...
    maress maress 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2011

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    Pointless ...

    Many times, I have a conversation with people who always talk too broad and take so ******* long time before they get to the point, I just want them to acknowledge that I don't have the damn whole day to just listen to them but many things more important to do .. So, instead of...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 26-30, F 9 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    Same! I really hate when people tell a long

    drawn out story! I'm not into the fine details. Just get to the blinking point... Fast.
    DevilsStrumpet DevilsStrumpet 26-30, F Apr 3, 2014

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    Hehe

    I even hate it when I get long winded. So many times lately my guy will rush me off the phone because I get diarrhea of the mouth, he will say, "wrap it up." and I know I have talked too long.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2010

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    Say It Like A Boss

    I don't like it when people beat around the bush when they are trying to convey something. Just say it and be done with it.
    Vbot123 Vbot123 31-35, F Jul 28, 2013

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    Be Straight

    If anyone has any problem with me, stop going around the bushes and get straight to the point.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    Get To It.

    What can I say ? I like to get the information I want or need, then move on. That is all.
    VYP1980 VYP1980 31-35, M Jun 27, 2010

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    Liars And Bush Beaters

    I can't stand people who beat about the bush and lie
    JAMESHORNY1 JAMESHORNY1 36-40, M Mar 25, 2013

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    When They Don't, ...

    ...then all I'm able to do is try and guess what thier point is - and when I guess the wrong thing and respond, then they take me wrong and don't know where the hell I'M coming from and the whole conversation, and possibly the whole friendship, usually has nowhere to go from...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    Verbally Blunt

    Perhaps it's because i can be outspoken and rather blunt at times but i do wish people would get to the point of what they are trying to say, subtlety is useful but sometimes but it can't hammer a hypothetical nail into hypothetical wood.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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    smr25 smr25 18-21, F Dec 23, 2013

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