NOTE- You is not directed to one particular individual but applies to those who fit such a category.
I finally found the purpose of “Yeah” and “Uh-Hum”it is having a conversation with you. The truth is I’m off in la, la, land while you continue to speak about something that I truly have no interest in and you don’t stop for a moment to allow me to even breathe. “Yeah” and “Uh-Hum” gives me the space to pack for my travel to this land where people are actually interesting and understand a conversation goes two ways. These words are the fillers that only those that are actually listening to what they are saying can actually hear while others continue to talk to a wall. I don’t want to be rude so “yeah” and “uh- hum” do the trick for me.
FOOTNOTE- I have often been on the reciprocating side of the “Yeah and Uh-Hum” as well.