It’s jarring for me when I’m speaking with someone and they interrupt me in mid-conversation because they can’t help themselves and jump to the punchline.
But often times, (and this happens to me frequently) I’m telling a different joke and it’s not the one they think it is.
Nobody likes being cut off in a conversation while speaking. Why would we do it to somebody else.
Maybe we should focus on listening to what they have to say rather than focusing on what our response is going to be.
Most importantly, maybe we shouldn’t focus on being right, but being wise. This can only happen by absorbing the information around you.
Not jumping to the punch.