And I repeat, NEVER. NEVA. EVA. EVA. EVVVAAAAAA: Interrupt a reader while he or she is in the act of reading. Unless you want a paperback, hardback, or e-reader launched at your cranium.
may SHALL get shanked, yo.
JUST DON’T DO IT. Kay??
I don’t know about you guys but I get a bad Tude (A.K.A. Attitude) when someone interrupts me while I am in the act of absorbing myself in a complicated, heart wrenching story.
Oh. Oh no you did not just tap on my shoulder.
And when I in fact see they were talking to me, I proceed to heave an exaggerated sigh, making sure to put in just the right amount of “tude.”
Does it help the next time they want to talk to me? Nah.
They talk to me anyway.
Recently my mom fell in love with the love with The Fifty Shades of Gray and just HAD to read the entire trilogy. (Mind you, she is not a hardcore reader like myself, so this fact alone was surprising) She won’t talk to anyone.
So then it came time for me to ask her a question. And the roles were reversed… I knew then exactly how it felt to interrupt someone else while reading.
She lifted her head and in her eyes I saw the annoyance at having been snatched away from her reading world. Never mind that I was STARVING and was just asking her a simple question of:
“Yo ma. I’m hungry. Feed me. Now.”
Apparently she forgot I even existed and waved a dismissive hand telling me to find my own food.
Like. Why you no love me no more??
Fine then. She shall be in need of me before I need her.
I now know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the “Tude”
Over to you:
How do you feel when someone interupts you while reading/writing/ or doing whatever? Do you get really angry or are you just like, meh. We’re all good yo.
Alsoooo, Have YOU read/watched The Fifth Shades of Gray? Should I?(Convince me here. Because no matter how many times my mom tells me about it….I still don’t wanna. I just don’t.)