The Considerate Listener
This totally surprised the other worshippers who were familiar with the tremendous dedication to Torah study that eventually developed Rav Shach into the Torah leader of his generation. When they finally got up the courage to ask him why he did not simply tell this fellow to leave him alone, this was his reply:
"This lonely Jew looks forward an entire week to do what he thinks is a great service to me by sharing all the news he has read. Should I disappoint him by telling him that I am not interested?"