Some congregational responses are of the "highest level"; required except in special circumstances, like during sh'mone esrei, in the beginning of krias sh'ma, and in the middle of a short bracha.
Some occur in pairs with relatively short time in-between:
- Kaddish: Amen, yehei sh'meih rabba and Amen after D'amiran b'alma, v'imru
- Kedusha: Kadosh kadosh kadosh and Baruch k'vod
If the chazzan is so fast that, at the time for the second response, a congregant is still in the middle of his first response, how should he act?
(There may even be a difference between the two examples, as kaddish may be interrupted for other responses, whereas kedusha may not.)