We’ve all done it before!
We’ve walked up while people are already talking and butted in.
Maybe it was important, and maybe it wasn’t. But, for us to interrupt, we are assuming that what we have to say is more important than what is already being said.
I’ve noticed interrupting to be very common in the office in which I work. It’s a Fortune 300 company, and almost daily I see those with the highest titles (VPs and up) feel most free to interrupt important conversations. It takes place in all organizations…even the church.
I think there’s a certain level of arrogance and entitlement that makes one feel comfortable enough to walk up and expect everyone else to drop everything because you want to talk…even if what you have to say is important.
No matter how important you may think you are, everyone deserves to be shown the same respect.
If you don’t like being interrupted, then please don’t interrupt others.
Remember what Jesus said…
Matthew 7:12 (NKJV)
Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.