Ομιλιομανία (omiliomania, from Greek: ομιλία — speech) is an illness defined as mania for delivering long speeches.
Many big bosses and officials around the world suffer from this disease.
They have mania for meetings and speeches.
Unfortunately, they cannot deliver their speeches in solitude. They need audience.
Because not many people would go to their speeches voluntarily, the bosses require their subordinates to come, and make their meetings compulsory.
Some deliver speeches for an hour, others for two hours with a break in the middle, yet some can talk even for the whole day.
I really don’t know how to cure this illness. I don’t know what advice to give if your boss suffers from omiliomania.
I know what to do if your wife talks too much. Just start kissing her and she will become silent. She won’t be able to talk because she has only one mouth and it’s now busy kissing.
Kissing is the only way to get a woman stop talking but it always works.
I wonder if is it possible to extend this method to treat omiliomania.
What will be if you stand up in the middle of the meeting, come to your boss, hug him and kiss him on his lips? Will it help him to get rid of omiliomania?
p.s. Special thanks to Argyrios Poungouras from the “Learn Greek Online” forum for helping me with some Greek terminology.
p.p.s. Big bosses, please watch this TED talk.
p.p.p.s. I am not talking here about any particular boss or any particular wife. All characters appearing in this blog post are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.