Listening again

When I am talking to somebody, and miss something they say, rather than immediately asking them to repeat themselves, I have learned to wait for a second or two. My brain will often catch up and “listen again”, and I will hear what was said (cue seamless conversation continuation). Other times I will awkwardly stare at them wordlessly, before asking them to repeat themselves.

I find the frequency of successfully listening again makes up for the occasional awkwardness.

May just be me, but I wondered whether anyone else does this.

I did say the content would be miscellaneous

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