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Penny Williams

Try carrying a tiny notebook everywhere. When you feel the urge to say something but know you need to wait, jot it down in the notebook. That should relieve the feeling that you’ll burst if you don’t get it out, and it will keep you from forgetting what you wanted to say when there’s finally an opening in the conversation. And, if anyone asks, you let them know you didn’t want to interrupt them, but didn’t want to forget your thought either. Now it’s a seemingly respectful action instead of a seemingly disrespectful action.

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