I put this here because this is a coworker, and I will even be working with him in my facility. I seriously worry for his well-being as an officer, but that is not up to me to decide. I mention this only because I am sure other people will notice that, if he is like this constantly, how will he fair with the offenders? He won't fair very well, unfortunately. Regardless, I won't be able to necessarily pull the, "Oh, I need to go do this..." to get away from him at work due to the work we'll be doing, so I need to figure out a way to get him to stop. The problem?
He does not catch onto social cues of people not wanting to talk or listen to him; he does not pick up the non-verbal cues, like me fully turning my back to him, after answering him, to engage another coworker in conversation; and he does not respond to bean-dips, a la returning immediately to whatever topic he was previously on regardless of my attempts to redirect the conversation. He also thinks it is absolutely acceptable to completely usurp my time. I think it is rude to not respond when he is obviously talking to me (and I do mean obviously...if he walks up to me directly and begins to speak, I think it is rude to pretend he hasn't...if he is nearby, I can easily pretend I didn't hear him), but I don't know how to get him to stop, because I have tried everything I can think of! Help, please, I don't want to talk to other people at work and I want him to stop talking to me all of the time!