15:41 February 15, 2013

the silent drop

I'm a big fan and I use the silent drop a lot as a communication end. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I mean using the termination of communication as the message. Its like intentionally omitting the punctuation from a sentence

(Or is it intentional?)

I'm not talking about "the silent treatment" or other games/tactics for emotional advantage. I'm talking about not saying good-bye when you're planning on leaving anyway. There's no particular gain to you to do this; it is the possibility that you can and will do this that it has power.

This is why, after years of pondering its place in protocol, I've decided that it was politcal speech. If conversations can be ended only when both sides have agreed they've ended, then all are enthralled