I was listening to mockingbirds yesterday. One would sing. The next would sing louder. Then the first would sing again even louder, but the second wouldn’t even wait for him to finish!
Like the game of One-Upsmanship: “If you think that’s good, let me tell you….!” Or, “That’s not a real problem! Let me tell you about….!”
So many times, I stop listening before you even finish your sentence.
Swift to hear—slow to speak. At least I can wait until you finish before I play one-up against you!