Today, someone vomited a list of problems that sounded somewhat like:

and then … and then … and then … and then… and then… By the end, she was so upset and really so overwhelmed, that she had no perspective and I really had no idea what her main issue was.  

Then later I asked a young friend a simple question that could be answered really in a sentence or two and she went on and on … except that it sounded like and then like this and then like it was like and she said like …

I often hear about how no one in our culture knows how to listen anymore, but honestly, I am asking the question, "Does anyone know how to talk consicely ?  Because it is hard to listen when people ramble like a free range chicken.

I think the average attention span is about three sentences.

Use them wisely.