What to do with compulsive talkers?It is a train journey that takes exactly 90 minutes. However, the express train was already running late and it took 110 minutes. The neighboring passenger started with enquiries about the station from which I boarded the train. Since my seat was reserved, there were no issues.
However, the 45 something gentleman went on talking about everything in the world. I was at a loss to understand how I could somehow avoid him. He was such a big bore that I tried opening up with someone else. But he would not allow that gentleman to go away. As our luck would have it, he aligted at the penultimate stop.
Life is full of strangers. And compulsive talkers. I shudder to think what would happen if I were to see someone like him.