Talking at cross purposes

When this happens and you realise, what’s your strategy?

  • Stick to what you are talking about and wait for them to switch over to your topic
  • Switch over to what they are taking about and hope they don’t notice
  • Point out that you believe you are talking at cross purposes in a non judgemental way
  • Shame them into feeling stupid that they were talking about something different than you were

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I did this yesterday whilst talking about some trash tv competitive flower arranging show and it turned out I was talking about the American version and then were talking about the uk version!!!


Other: don’t talk to people


In this scenario you ARE talking to someone, I suppose you could just stop talking but that seems a little rude to me