Hey, are you listening?
We don’t always pay attention to the conversations around us. When we get bored or think we’ve heard it all before we tend to tune out, catching only one word in a dozen. We fake out the person we’re with, nodding and catching the gist. Sometimes we even get away with it.
While this might be okay when the conversation isn’t important, there comes a time when you know you ought to be listening. If you’re talking to someone who matters to you, whose opinion counts, you probably want to listen up…especially when the one doing the talking is you.