How often do you interrupt people while they are talking? Are there polite ways to interrupt someone? I get this question a lot. Well, it may be rude sometimes, but also useful because you may want to interrupt someone who’s been talking for too long and you don’t see a point in listening; or simply because they’ve started talking about irrelevant matters. So, before you interrupt someone, think about your reason. Is it justified? If it is, and you decide to go ahead, always try to interrupt politely. Here is how to interrupt politely in English.