I was asked to introduce my good friend A to my good friend B, because she wanted to meet a person highly regarded as a political pundit. My supposed friend A behaved like a bully throughout the lunch never letting anyone get a word in edgewise. Finally friend B interrupted friend A saying that they should listen to what I had to say. I felt enabled, when I should have been grateful. How do you handle a discussion so that the bully doesn’t dominate the conversation?
Next time you find yourself in a similar dilemma, say, “Please, let me have a word,” or “Please, let me explain.” If that doesn’t work, stand up from the table as though you were about to excuse yourself to leave. Then say, “Please, let me talk or I’m leaving.
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Accepting A Compliment