A marriage counselor somewhat new to the profession
is nervous about his upcoming session
with a couple that is seeking marital advice,
so he asks a more senior counselor
to sit in on the session.
The new counselor listens for awhile
and interacts to some extent to what has been
told to him during the session.
The more seasoned counselor suggests
that they all take a break
and that the two of them
step out for a
The more senior counselor suggests,
"Cross your arms over your chest
and rub your chin with one hand.
Try saying things like,
"Yes, I see," and
"Yes, go on,"
The new marriage counselor crosses his arms,
rubs his chin with one hand and repeats
all the suggested remarks.