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Old 11-30-2018, 08:32 PM
Location: NYC
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Originally Posted by Tooluser View Post
Curt. Yes.

Terse, I can be terse. Once I was Laconic....

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Old 12-01-2018, 07:28 AM
Location: Mexico City (at the moment)
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Long stories can be interesting if they are told well, especially with some humor.

My mother(89), and my sister in law (50)will both drone on and on, filling a story or anecdote with long winded, non pertinent "back stories", often losing track of what they started out talking about. My mother has stated that if she doesnt tell "the whole thing" she gets "backed up".

I listen patiently to my mother, trying to keep my mind from wandering, but I will get up and leave the room when my sister in law rambles on about some boring thing.

Funny side story I heard about recently.

My brother has a woman in his church that is upbeat and friendly, but suffers from verbal diarrhea, and she will kill any conversation with her (unaware) dominance of it.

They were trying to pick a hymn to sing before a bible study a while back, and this woman says " Does everybody know "I love to tell the story" ?(name of a hymn). My brother chimes in "Yes Debbie, we know, we all know...."
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