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HayleyS October 17th, 2013 3:34pm

You're standing in line, and the people in front of you are talking/wondering about a topic you know a lot about. Do you jump into the conversation and answer their question, or do you keep to yourself?

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rightway101 the thought provoker
10/17/13 8:46 pm

I used to be really socially awkward, but I looked into it and "cured" the social aspect. I'd jump in, even though I'm still pretty awkward. /:

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MrWolfe Nashville
10/17/13 7:54 pm

If it's something I feel I know a *whole lot* about, I'm even less inclined to speak. I like to hear outside perspectives & consider it food for thought.

thndrstrike Salinas, California
10/17/13 7:26 pm

Stand there breathing a huge sigh when they don't know an answer to what I consider is a simple question.

thebob Medford Oregon
10/17/13 6:18 pm

I like meeting strangers. Life is too short.

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MrChris80 California
10/17/13 3:04 pm

I would jump in only if I knew A LOT on the topic. Only 4-5 possible topics I'd say.

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impetus ok who knows the way out
10/17/13 2:09 pm

Inside me I want to jump out and jump in and set people straight but realize politeness is needed her and they didn't not ask me. I mean I could e stepping in trying to fix stupid and that's never good. If rather sit quite and watch the failure.

impetus ok who knows the way out
10/17/13 2:15 pm

It's like watching a jerry springer episode. Sorry if I'mean but I rarely see people talking logical situations. If they sound like they have thought it out I May jump in and help question them so they can clarify their position.

impetus ok who knows the way out
10/17/13 2:17 pm

But who doesn't love watching someone who is passionate and clearly looking nuts and at the same time being completely wrong or destroy their argument because they hold onto one thing that is crazy

jrvrn Philly suburb
10/17/13 1:10 pm

I say jump in, but truly it depends on the situation. It would depend on where we are, how loud they were talking, whether or not it seemed a private conversation, and how valuable my input would actually be.

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CallMeSmith The Tardis
10/17/13 1:08 pm

If it's just information that can't be considered bias like something in my field of work I'll let them know everything

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/17/13 1:06 pm

I try *really really* hard to keep my yap shut. Not always successful though. :-/

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/17/13 1:07 pm

But then I try to myself up ASAP... unless they pursue the exchange.

Mike50
10/17/13 12:18 pm

I dont want to make things awkward, either they'll reply back with a smile on their face or say who the hell is this eavesdropping creep. So ill take the easy way and say nada

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rastamonsta
10/17/13 12:14 pm

If they seem extremely interested, I would politely jump in. Otherwise, I wouldn't intrude.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/17/13 11:11 am

If I have something helpful to add, I might say I have some info on that. Example, they're wondering when some event is, etc. If they're wondering why the xyz group are such idiots, I stay quiet.

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Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/17/13 11:11 am

It depends on the topic.

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scottt
10/17/13 10:11 am

If she's my age and hot, no. If he seems cool or they're old, heck yes.

scottt
10/17/13 11:45 am

... Cause I'm married. Ain't no body got time to flirt with danger.

smacc DunningKruger
10/17/13 9:58 am

I do if I offer fact but not opinion.

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smacc DunningKruger
10/17/13 11:26 am

Maybe but my intent is to help not butt in.

scottt
10/17/13 11:44 am

I guess butting in and being friendly depends on the person.

LeDerpityDerp We are not our failures
10/17/13 9:26 am

I will make a comment if they look somewhat friendly.

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
10/17/13 9:13 am

I will usually stay out of other peoples conversations unless I am asked for my opinion.

rons Thanks America
10/17/13 9:12 am

I teach computers and know a lot about woodworking. So I do put my two cents in if i hear confusion.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/17/13 9:04 am

I might. But I'm often curious to hear their opinions.

inge MIA
10/17/13 9:03 am

Keep to myself. My opinion doesn't matter.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/17/13 9:14 am

I couldn't agree with this less.

Kris Humidity Central
10/17/13 9:20 am

It matters to at least 691 people.

Myself included.

HayleyS looking up.
10/17/13 9:22 am

Your opinion matters very much to me.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/17/13 8:53 am

I don't hesitate to chime in, but I'm guessing that's not a big surprise to anyone that knows me.

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Mattwall1
10/17/13 8:57 am

As long as you're wearing trousers..... :)

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/17/13 9:14 am

I've never had a dude so infatuated with my pants.. Your starting to make me nervous Mathew.

Mattwall1
10/17/13 9:19 am

I'm making you nervous? Rob it's meant to be a joke. I'm sorry that's makes you nervous

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/17/13 10:19 am

You couldn't really make me nervous...
I too was joking..
Relax bud.

rlands
10/17/13 8:49 am

I do that often actually. Even things I don't really know about, if I'm interested I'll join the convo.
And your new pic is super glam. You're always so classy :)

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HayleyS looking up.
10/17/13 8:51 am

I'm the same way!

And thank you so much :D

Zealizabeth Probably the hospital
10/17/13 8:49 am

Depends on how uneducated they are about said topic. Usually I try to keep to myself.

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Liberty 4,032,064
10/17/13 8:41 am

I'd they're actually wanting to know something, and I think it would be helpful to inform them, then yes, I would.

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
10/17/13 8:41 am

Depends on how wrong they are or how long they've been talking. If they go for a while, I'll tend to jump in. If it's a random topic and they're wrapping up, no need to extend it any further.

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DeusOrbus Stay Positive
10/17/13 8:37 am

I've done this before... they stopped, looked at me, ignored me, walked away.

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HayleyS looking up.
10/17/13 8:38 am

Wow that's awful..

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/17/13 8:37 am

Yes! I love doing that. It's fun to meet new people and hear their take on things

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scottt
10/17/13 8:05 pm

Agreed. Is there a better way to learn about our world? ... Don't think so.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/17/13 8:36 am

Yeah, I'd have to. Wouldn't be able to help it.

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Posco BBQ Enthusiast
10/17/13 8:36 am

If I'm in a good mood, I'd probably try to join in.

HayleyS looking up.
10/17/13 8:35 am

I can't help but start talking to them lol

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HayleyS looking up.
10/17/13 8:44 am

If they seem friendly and are talking about something I'm familiar with at all, I'll probably join in regardless of if they are wondering anything lol

Mattwall1
10/17/13 8:34 am

Do I know these people at all?

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Mattwall1
10/17/13 8:35 am

Then no unless they're just so factually inaccurate if I don't its worse

listgarten SF Bay Area
10/17/13 11:28 am

Like when people are going to get on the wrong train, I stop them.