The props allowed me time to adjust my thoughts. BUT over the years I have met folks that knew the world was waiting for their opinions and could not stop talking. I often wondered how they talked without taking a breath. 99.9% of the time I listen and smile, down inside my mind wants to YELL, SHUT UP, PLEASE SHUT UP.
In school they were called 'motor-mouth'.
I want to insert here, I AM GUILTY of monopolizing a conversation especially when I cannot hear, I have noticed I do that in self defense. Self defense to keep from repeating phrases like: What? I didn't understand that, huh? etc.
Imma shut up here, I could go on for 2000 words, but my fingers would have to pause to think,LOL.
It is funny, if the motor mouth is a dear friend, your mind can allow it. If the person is a great entertainer, story after story (and you like the dude) it is easy to handle. BUT if it is a person that grates on your last nerve you want to say, 'enough is enough,' or let me rephrase that, "SHUT UP!"
(Sorry MA, I just had to rant! I will get over it!)