It's like he says, "jump" and the other asks, "where do you want me to land?"
In the last couple of days I have been put into situations where I've been able to take a step back and look at what is actually happening rather than being fully part of the scenario. It is like my days as a photographer observing without commenting.
Most of the time if you are the one creating silence other people can't help themselves but talk, to try and say something, anything to take away the nothingness that has been happening.
Another one of my Grandma's sayings I'll dearly miss;
'If you don't have ought good to say, don't say anything at all.'