Resist jumping in the middle of their story to tell you about that time you also did that thing……
Gerard Mclean

The problem with holding back your own experience is when those people become friends or acquaintances. I’ve had it happen several times where someone didn’t believe my story because I didn’t tell them the first time we talked about the subject. So, nope.

I do agree that “one-upping” is not a good quality, but sharing a similar experience is not the same thing. It’s nearly lying by omission anyways.