one-sided conversation

I got buttonholed by another talk poet today…couldn’t get a word (or even a thought) in edgewise.

1 comment:

Joseph Hutchison said...

These types are all one-way, aren't they? TV generation. Expecting the audience to unscrew their skulls and passively let the words pour in. I remember Dick Cavett once remarking to his guest, Richard Burton, that people said he could read the phone book and make it sound dramatic—upon which Cavett pulled out a phone book and handed it to Burton. The reading, which last about 3 minutes, was riveting, but of course devoid of content.