I can't focus or concentrate when someone is talking non-stop; somethiing in my brain just takes it all and dismisses it, or doesn't even hear 99% of it. I can't process that kind of talking. I can't keep up with fast talk or people who move around and gesture alot while speaking. I guess it's just too much stimulation for my brain.
I'd rather switch seats to get away from the talker. To me the ideal seat-mate on an airplane will say hello and engage in a minute or two of friendly conversation, then nod right off to sleep.
If only there was an option for making them trade their seats...
Give up my seat.<br />
There's something nice about 'down time'.