There's a separate thread discussing the topic of Learning To Listen. This is the exact opposite of that thread. Why would I want to learn how not to listen, you would ask. Let me tell it in a form of a story, a real story in fact. A couple of months back, my mom and I were doing some shopping and came across a crowd listening to a salesman selling a mop. The man threw some dirt on the floor and proceeded to use the wet mop to wipe it clean. He told us that it was so easy to use it, blah blah blah... and it's selling at a bargain price of S$11, he claims that the original price is $30. As an additional incentive, if you buy two he'll give it at a price of S$20 and you save S$2. My mom was quite impressed and asked me if I want to share with her and buy two mops. When I got back home, I was so happy to show my husband the mop and quite proud of myself because I was able to buy it at a bargain. When I tried to demonstrate it to my husband, I couldn't even move the wet mop on the floor. It's totally worthless!!! That scamming salesman was using it in a slippery surface when he did the demo and we never saw him again the next day when we wanted to return it. In business, learning to listen is a very good skill to have. At the same time, learning how not to listen is equally as important to prevent us from being scammed. One advise that I can give on how not to listen is "When Something is too good to be true, it usually is.". Do you know of other tips on how not to listen? Kindly share them here.