Saturday, January 02, 2016




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.


  1. I feel the same way, easier to write one then listen to one. When I am listening my mind wanders if I tell one the same thing happens. Write it out and then it is done. I perfectly understand what you are saying.

  2. I'm with you Al. Unfortunately, I really don't have the patience for either. My blogs are just short and to the point, but I feel I must do a blog each day to keep my family happy and informed. And too, it does document my journey, so I have something to go back to when I forget.
    If someone else enjoys reading them, then all the better.

  3. Someone once said that all stories are true, and some even actually happened.

  4. Did you hear the one about"....."

  5. I thought your blog was going to be about something else--in the south where I grew up my grandmother would ask, "are you telling a story?" She would mean, "are you telling a lie???" She would even ask, "are you story-ing" meaning are you lying? It's a southern thing!

  6. I, too, blog so that I don't forget things. Tell me something and I forget it. If I write something down, I remember it.

  7. I too prefer to read the story rather than hear from the teller. And yes the whole world seems to be in a pissing contest. Nice short story!

  8. Our first year spent wintering in an RV park, we were next to a story teller. If he got my husband pinned down, it took 20 minutes to extricate him from the story. There's a fine line between rudeness and protecting your time.