Yesterday I was hanging out with a friend and he talked more or less non stop for about 4 hours straight. Not exaggerating.
After the first 30 minutes of this I literally started feeling tired and just overall burnt out. I would have told him to leave, but he wasn't able to leave until a few hours later.
So I'm stuck with him for a bit and his talking continued at a dizzying pace going from topic to topic. Rocking chairs, cars, hot sauce, and reptiles were just a few topics I recall off hand. It wasn't particularly interesting nor did talking follow and recognized attempt at having a back and forth discussion.
I occasionally told him to slow down and he would for a moment, but he didn't stop talking for long until he was at it again.
At some point I just stopped trying and stared at him. At this point I wasn't listening to words anymore, but just one continuous dialogue of sounds pouring out of his mouth. He jaw constantly hinging open and close on his skull. I didn't see a human anymore. I was silently having a psychotic break. Thoughts of beating him into literal permanent disability quickly entered my mind then quickly left.
He continued droning on. As the time for him to leave approached, he kept delaying his departure by five minute increments at a time to hit a few key topics that he believed I would be interested in. I wasn't interedted.
I think maybe he is going through some shit right now and just venting, but listening to him go on like this for hours ruined my day. Now its morning and I am still bitter when I think about this.
Anyone have any advice? I'm not sure what to do. Be sincere, please.