Long, boring speeches should be made illegal

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In official functions you have to pretend to be attentive and interested long after your attention span went South.

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What you need to know:

  • Woe unto you if the speech-maker is one of those people that are fond of repeating themselves and are unconscious of time.
  • I have realised that these are also the people that either ignore non-verbal cues signifying boredom or restlessness, or choose to ignore them.

I come from an extended family that is fond of making speeches. Every occasion, whatever the occasion is, is viewed as an opportunity to make a speech such that a casual gathering quickly becomes official, or in worse cases, like a political rally.


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