My Beautiful Wickedness

The Mumble
June 4, 2007, 9:14 pm
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Advice for married people (though people with roommates, coworkers, etc can probably also benefit):

Pay attention to the Mumble.

Doctors report that patients routinely tell them the most critical piece of health information when their hand is on the doorknob leaving the room. Tossed off, almost incidentally, they tell the doctor what’s really bugging them, what they’ve been fearing to air, what they need to say. Young physicians have to train themselves to listen for this golden minute.

Husbands and wives do that too. Especially when they don’t feel that they’ve been correctly understood or they have something on their minds that they have to say but they don’t want to be unpleasant, they’ll mumble something as they are leaving the room.

Pay attention to the Mumble. It’s meant to be the beginning of a conversation, not its end.


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Very wise.

I even do it, and I’m Mr Heart-on-his-sleeve Hyper-Emoter.

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