ANSWERS: 32
  • To start jumping up and down, waiving my arms in the air and screaming off the top of my lungs
  • Think i'm about to be dumped or told off!
  • I assume they are listening to something that I should also hear.
  • i dont particularly cotton to commands like "be quiet". it would seem brusque ~ and unnecessary because im a good listener. but i would probably humor the person and be quiet and listen ~ they obviously feel they have something important to say and they need a friendly ear.
  • first reaction is to think: "hellloooo! do you know who you're talking to?", but then I would realize that, yes, maybe...just maybe, I should stretch my ear and listen to what needs to be heard. Anyways, I've always been a good listener.
  • I do just that because it gives me the impression that that which is to follow will be interesting.
  • Probably just be quiet and listen. Only my eyebrows would be raised in a way that seems to say "......Yeah?"
  • First reaction would be "excuse me" then I would hush and listen because obviously there is something they want me to hear.
  • That's my wife's favorite strategy for making sure that a topic can not be discussed. She's speaking English as a second language, and has trouble keeping up in a debate. I follow her request, but it gets us nowhere. She will ricochet from thought to thought and eventually wind down with a recounting of every grievance she's collected in our past 30 odd years together. By the time she's done, we don't even remember what the original topic was and she's worked herself into such a righteous rage she storms off and won't talk at all for most of the day.
  • My initial reaction is, "WHAT!? F**k YOU!"
  • hmm dont wanna lie if he/she is right i wil deffi listen them, if wrong then F.CK OFF
  • Um...Shut Up and Speak!
  • Totally depends on the source. Who is the someone?
  • If I'm inside ..... "pout" If I'm outside .... "duck!"
  • Two ways to take the question and I've experienced both: (1) the awful kind .. sounds like a command .. probably shouted .. words said "at" me vs "to" me. No, I don't do well with that. "What? Who do you think you are?" is initial reaction. (2) the nice kind .. sounds collaborative and excited .. someone is hearing something (on radio or tv or other people .. feels it's important .. and wants me to hear it too). Usually there's a sense of urgency in the words and the tone is inclusive. My reaction? "Really? What is it?" Then I'm immediately quiet to hear what they're wanting to share with me.
  • I suppose I'd give listening to them a shot,but if they start to sing selections from "Cats",then I'd consider it an assault and respond by hitting them with a loud rendition of "The Sound of Music".
  • Absolute tranquility!
  • i'd look at the person and think to myself, "YOUUUUU be quiet and listen!!!!"
  • to do exactly what im told - im very obediant most of the time ha!
  • Ill listen and if its something stupid, ill let them know.
  • Hum! Not a very good one, no.
  • It reminds me of school when someone says that so instantly I get that 'Oh God Im bored' feeling. I'll still shut up and listen though. And hopefully try not to look bored :o)
  • Quiet and think about me...if I actually was talking too much or their just being an ass. Than I start talking again
  • Shut Up! LMAO
  • I would stop, look around at the person issuing the order then determine whether they were serious and if so listen!
  • Anger (possibly insulted) at first but I do listen. I don't think I actually hear the message until later when I have a chance to think it through with a clear head.
  • well, my reaction totally depends on the person saying it!
  • Most of the time when someone says that you probably need to shut up and listen. You will never regret shutting up and listening. There is a high probability that you will regret doing anything else. If you decide later that the person was out of line you can always decide what to do about it when you are not angry and have time to weigh all the options and consequences. My initial reaction, of course, would be to imagine that I can grab them by the throat and slam them against the wall with their feet two feet off the floor and scream "YOU LISTEN A_HOLE." And watch their head turn purple as I rip into them verbally and physically. That thought would only last for a second as the reality of being old and weak set in.
  • I wonder what is it that the person hears. So I stop and go into "listening" mode as well. +5
  • Insulted
  • Irritated. I don't like being talked to as if I'm a child. And they didn't even say please when they asked!
  • THIS HAD BETTER BE GOOD!!! Well they either have something important to say and perceived something that I missed, or they're a deuchbag prick. I usually find out once they start talking, but I always start by listening (maybe out of curiosity). If it turns out they are a deuchbag prick I usually go on about my business ignoring them, their space quickly being crowded by mine.

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