Dear Miss Manners: I was told to take a “communication course” on how to communicate. An acquaintance told me emphatically that when they start talking about their day, all I have to do is listen and agree.
But what if I don’t agree? Am I just sitting there pretending? I’m not sure how to handle it. I know that no one should give advice when it is not heeded, but should I not speak unless it is pointed out?
Please fill me in the appropriate way (or don’t answer). Looks like I need Communication 101.
Soft reader: Your superior was giving advice that was not requested, as you have indicated, is rude. Therefore, Miss Etiquette – whom you asked – advises you to reject their claim in order to know the appropriate treatment.