…some of you will already be mulling over your misinterpretations of the first half of the sentence and you’ll thus miss the point entirely. This, after you’ve asked me a question, pretending to want an answer.
In groups, you’ll sometimes actually be discussing your misinterpretations amongst one another before the sentence is finished. Technically, the preparatory clause is mistaken and you run with that, missing the main clause. Hey; it’s just like the left with the second amendment.
In other words you’re not interested so much in communication, i.e. the exchange of information for the purpose of coming to a better understanding of something, as you are interested in judgement, looking for weaknesses to exploit, in manipulation, determining a hierarchy of some kind, or just watching my mouth flap at your behest and hearing noises coming out. I think probably half or more of the population fits that description.
I’m tempted to be very annoyed by it, but then I realize that you don’t know what you’re doing, really. Of course there’s a will and an intelligence of sorts behind it, but you can’t help it. It’s reflexive.
I just don’t know how to help you, and THAT’S the main point (if you’ve stuck around long enough to read it).