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    Default Easter dinner with a table full of sensors

    There's got to be someone with a family like this. Do you go along with the talk and let it exhaust you, or ignore it and sit there? I can't take it anymore. Someday soon I'll be across the country and my parents won't be around.

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    I bring the laptop and step away from the table at the earliest opportunity.

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    It really depends what they are talking about.
    If they talk about why Brad pitt is hot, or some crap along that line.

    Well, if i feel bit like an asshole i can start provoking a discussion regarding how he is not so great. or try to change the subject.
    Usually there is at least 1 or 2 SP in the group, which will take the bait and join along.
    No matter how boring the topic i can usually lead to the direction which is relatively interesting for me and my party.


    There's one exception...

    Just.. not sports... that's a death sentence for me...
    If they talk about football or hockey, etc. Oh gosh... i dont even know what i'll do.

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    Here's a though. Direct the conversation till you find common ground.

    Sensors are not incapable of in-depth discussions you know. Besides itís just dinner right.

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    deal with it.

    if it dont kill you, it makes you stronger...or at least youll have a full tummy

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    I just go. I grew up with all these people, so I guess I got used to it. At least I know why they don't "get" me, now.

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    everyone in my family is ST so i can relate. i usualy just disapeer for hours at a time then when im bored i enguage them in some seriously idealistic conversation, like the meaning of life or the latest conspiracy circaling the internet. after about an hour the women usualy leave the room offended or on information over load and my brother just gets irritated that i refuse to see reason (things his way). lol good times..

    but its all in good fun i actualy get along great with my family they are wonderfull!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by run View Post
    There's got to be someone with a family like this. Do you go along with the talk and let it exhaust you, or ignore it and sit there? I can't take it anymore. Someday soon I'll be across the country and my parents won't be around.
    What do they talk about? Sports? The news? When you want to talk about nuclear physics or what it would be like if we were all fruit?
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    a table full of sensors at Easter dinner = bleh


    a table full of sensors @ easter dinner + my ISTP stepdad pointing out inconsistant/odd shit that no one feels comfortable acknowledging = priceless.

    Plz, think of the ISTPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    What do they talk about? Sports? The news? When you want to talk about nuclear physics or what it would be like if we were all fruit?
    That was the best line ever.

    When I'm at the table, I just play along. My goal is always to make others comfortable in my presence and I don't want anyone to feel that they are not valued or their interests are not important. But even I have my limits. In which case, I just stfu and listen. You don't have to join in every conversation if you have nothing to say.

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