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To think you shouldn't constantly TALK to someone who is reading a book?

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AwfulMaureen Tue 15-Apr-14 23:13:47

Staying at my Mum's for the past week prior to moving into new place. We talk all day long as she only works in the morning for a couple of hours...we're together a lot.

in the evening, I sometimes try to read while she watches her tv shows...she keeps bloody talking to me intermittently!

rumbleinthrjungle Wed 16-Apr-14 15:00:16

This is why I only read in the bath where I can lock the door and get some peace!

My DM also has this brilliant habit of inviting me to watch a film with her, putting the film on and then talking to me about completely unrelated things the entire way through it. Then asking at the end if I enjoyed the film.

"No idea Mum, I didn't hear one word of it."

Oldraver Wed 16-Apr-14 15:05:24

My OH and DS still does, interrupt or look over my shoulder when I'm on the laptop. I've trained OH out of it and its an ongoing work with DS.. To me its not different from reading a book but they seem to think its ok to interrupt, OH is a big book reader and he wouldn't like constant interuptions but a screen seems fair game

SuburbanRhonda Wed 16-Apr-14 15:08:51

If I'm reading and someone interrupts, I put my finger on the sentence I'm reading and look up distractedly, to let them know I'm going back within seconds to my more interesting pursuit.

DH knows the look and has learned not to bother trying to engage me when I'm reading grin

ThatBloodyWoman Wed 16-Apr-14 15:12:54

I listen politely to the first couple of interruptions, then announce 'can you ve quiet now,I'm trying to read'.
I don't pussyfoot around.I give a clear request.
If they continue to talk, I then glare and tell them to shut up.

lessonsintightropes Wed 16-Apr-14 16:38:06

I knew DH was a keeper when he let me read uninterrupted. YANBU.

Objection Wed 16-Apr-14 16:40:31

Kill her.

Objection Wed 16-Apr-14 16:40:33

Kill her.

Objection Wed 16-Apr-14 16:47:40

Crikey, its light hearted to post that once but vaguely threatening twice.
Computer malfunction, sorry!

ThatBloodyWoman Wed 16-Apr-14 16:51:24

Twas a little unnerving Objection

<edges away>

lessonsintightropes Wed 16-Apr-14 16:58:28

<hides behind thatbloodywoman>

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