Yeah, I'm talking to you. The guy who got onto a bus full of exhausted airline passengers and continued to loudly yack into his cellphone for an hour. The two women sitting behind me in the coffee shop who carried on a revolting discussion of their digestive and gynecological woes well within the earshot of a half-dozen or so increasingly queasy diners. The motormouth at my office who seems to think that everyone, everywhere is simply fascinated by every little incident in his life. The kids at my condo-community pool (guests, actually) who think that its impossible to enjoy aquatic activities without screaming at the top of your lungs every single second from sunup to sundown. (If I ever become dictator, playing "Marco Polo" will be a capital offense.) We all enjoy a pleasant conversation, its one of life's great pleasures. But so too are watching (and being able to hear the dialog) a great movie. Watching a sunset. Reading a great novel. Or enjoying a tasty meal. And, trust me, virtually ALL of those activities can be ruined by your self-involved mindless chattering. (Hint: If you simply MUST keep talking, try lowering your volume so as NOT to involve everyone else within a 60 foot radius.) You aren't very interesting. There's not much you can do about that. But your incessant, loud pratter is a) rude and b) eventually going to cost you a lot. Another hint: If you don't have anything particularly interesting to say, try keeping your mouth closed. Look around you. Think about a pleasant memory or loved one. Savor the taste of your glass of wine or chocolate milkshake. But, for once in your godforsaken existence, try keeping your gob shut. You'll find the world a far more interesting place. So, to all the Chatty Cathies and Blabbering Bobs out there - try shutting up every once in a while.