If you read my Friday post then you have already almost read my Saturday post. A few different photos perhaps but other than that Saturday just simply mirrored Friday. However before slipping away already I do have a few last minute thoughts on…….’story tellers’.
We all have our stories to tell & some folks have more stories to tell than others. I’ve never cared much for verbally telling stories but I do on occassion enjoy writing a short story or two. My own of course & just little things I can remember happening now & again over the years. There is a reason I prefer to write a story as opposed to verbally telling a story. When I write a story & hit my publish button my post whisks away into the night & I can go ahead & get on with other things & anyone coming across my story does not have to read it & can likewise get on with other things as well. They do not find themselves ‘stuck’ in an uncomfortable situation having to be polite & listen to my story. As many may know it is not always easy to get away from an aggressive story teller & I have learned through experience that quite often verbally telling a story or even just making a comment to someone can set off a chain reaction of story telling from the other side. Now if your a story teller & you like listening to other story tellers & enjoy that ‘story for story’ back & forth then your right at home in that particular situation. I have to be honest here & tell you I am not one much for listening to people telling tall tale stories unless of course the story is of particular interest to me. Too often though I have been button holed by a persistent story teller who's stories are of great obvious interest to themselves of course but of little or no interest to me. I find it difficult to have a meaningful conversation with a story teller for the simple reason a story teller wants to do all the talking & is never too interested in the listening end of things. I think sometimes there is a very thin line between story telling & bragging. I'm afraid I am not a story teller's best listener but nor can I be rude & walk away. But what I can do is next time I see that story teller coming down the street I can quickly slip myself behind a post or building until the teller of those long tedious tall tales sometimes thinly disguised as stories has walked themselves on by……10-4:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( "I'm sorry" and "I apologize" mean the same thing, except when you're at a funeral & a recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.