That's why I keep my long-winded sharing to here on the board and out of the meetings. At least here -- they can zip right past me and I don't slow anyone down.
I understand what you mean. Yep. I'm w/ you on that one. The only thing worse is: when the long-winded one keeps butting back in to share again and again and again, out of turn and out of place.
What do I do to help me cope w/ it? 1. First, I'll remember a quote from the front of the book, that goes something like "Many do not comprehend that the alcoholic is a very sick person." 2. When that doesn't work -- I just leave, like the person you mentioned that left. Unless the group has the willingness to keep structure in the meeting -- it doesn't seem to do any good to try to fix it.
Thanks for sharing. Nice to see you on the board today!