I realized pretty quickly that most people talk with an excess of meaningless handshaking protocols and repetition, and got used to it.
I was today years old when I realized that the reason some people only seem to hear or understand 50% of what I say is because they're used to speech being that filled with fluff.
@StevenSaus what is the secret?
@Shitlord No idea, mate. My life would be SO much easier if I knew a way to hack this. As it is, I think it's a massive failing on my part I've missed it this long.
Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like.