By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer
From the Rose Law Group Growlery
Welcome to a lunch I had recently with a friend.
Friend: Can you believe the stuff that’s going on in Washington? I mean, really, can you believe it?
You’d think they could get their act together and do something for the country. You’d think they could do that.
Don’t they realize they’re hacking off the voters? I mean why would they do stuff to make us mad? You know what I mean?
OMG, this is . . . (unintelligible muttering).
I just don’t understand what’s going on. Really can’t believe it.
Yeah, I know how you feel.
After all, they’re just going to lose votes, right?
This is really. . . uh . . . I mean I really can’t figure it out.
Rules for productive conversations:
Speak firmly and be specific. Be concise. Say what you mean and, unless the person you’re talking to is hard of hearing, say it once. Articulate. Avoid slang, it’s not a social media post. Listen and ask questions.
These bear repeating, don’t you think?