|A. John Blake|
Skibitsky has resorted to this question before as a tactic to disrupt the speaker and shift the focus from the point being made.........which brings us to the next point. Mayor Skibitsky, void of any response, will often resort to the one liner, asking the speaker, "What is your point?" If this isn't a clear indication that the mayor isn't paying attention, TFoTM doesn't know what is, unless of course its a calculated disruption to get the speaker off point and chew up time of the allotted 10 minutes a speaker has.. A fifth grader, listening last night to John Blake, could have deciphered the point being made. TFoTM is not suggesting that a fifth grader run for Mayor, wait until sixth. Skibitsky's interruptions seem to be strategically placed to stop the momentum of the speaker.
|Mayor Andy Skibitsky|
The "double whammy" of Skibitsky interruptions is this one, "What's your point, I didn't get that, can you please repeat that so I understand." Avoid this one at all cost because it is clear the Mayor has his back up against a wall, has no other rebuttal, and is so frustrated that he can't remain silent and desperately needs to stop the speaker from making any further point that clearly causes Mayor Skibitsky angst. Mayor Skibitsky does not hide his emotions very well and last night's town council meeting was a prime example.
When the train leaves the station, it doesn't back up for anyone. TFoTM suggests that the next time the boat is at the dock ready to leave, pay attention Mayor and get on it, or else. No Mayor Skibitsky, that is not a threat...........get on it, or else you will miss the boat. Stop with the calculated interruptions or pay closer attention.
PS.....Mayor, please continue.