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Old 08-26-04, 10:26 PM
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When people don't get to the point quick enough

One of my pet peeves is when people are trying to tell stories and they just take forever to get the point. Do you know anyone like that? It annoys me to no end!
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i wanted to post here earlier but i didnt understand exactly what the point of the thread was. in fact, i am still confused.
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Re: When people don't get to the point quick enough

Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
One of my pet peeves is when people are trying to tell stories and they just take forever to get the point. Do you know anyone like that? It annoys me to no end!
To make a long (too long) story short, you hate people.

see how easy that was?

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Yeah, like this one time this girl was telling me about her dog, then her aunt called, so we waited. While I waited I thought about dinner...did I want chicken or beef? I needed to get my dry cleaning, but chicken would be easier to cook, so I got that. So when the girl got off the phone she told me about this guy who tried to ask her out, but he tripped over a dog, and ended up groping this old lady. The old lady started beating him with her purse, which was a good knock off Fendi...though her buckle came off.

Anyhow, the chicken was great, but I wish I got broccoli instead of rice. I would have cooked the rice by a friend stopped by and then we went to the airport to pick up his g.f. On the way my other friend called, it was funny.

Oh yeah, so the dog...ya know, the girl's dog....it died of old age.

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Yeah...I hate that...

Dumb people suck!
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Wasn't there a skit on Chappelle's Show about "wrapping it up" and "getting to the point"?

Oh yeah, Tsar Chasm is right.
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die

i have no such problem
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Crazy_Roper....yes. It was hysterical. I think it was on Disc 1 of Season 1.

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Re: Re: When people don't get to the point quick enough

Originally posted by Tsar Chasm
To make a long (too long) story short, you hate people.

see how easy that was?

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whoa you're like a genius. i do hate people but not for that reason.
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My mom is like that

Sometimes its funny because I know she will forget the point of her story.

But yes, overall it's annoying.
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Re: When people don't get to the point quick enough

Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
One of my pet peeves is when people are trying to tell stories and they just take forever to get the point. Do you know anyone like that? It annoys me to no end!
Get to the point and stop rambling !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I hate this. I work with a few people who do this EVERYTIME THEY TELL A FUCKING STORY! It makes me want to vomit in their mouth.
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My dad can tell something that should be over in 15 seconds and turn it into a book.
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Neal from Planes, Trains and Automobiles
You know everything is not an anecdote. You have to discriminate. You choose things that are funny or mildly amusing or interesting. You're a miracle! Your stories have NONE of that. They're not even amusing ACCIDENTALLY! "Honey, I'd like you to meet Del Griffith, he's got some amusing anecodotes for you. Oh and here's a gun so you can blow your brains out. You'll thank me for it." I could tolerate any insurance seminar. For days I could sit there and listen to them go on and on with a big smile on my face. They'd say, "How can you stand it?" I'd say, "'Cause I've been with Del Griffith. I can take ANYTHING." You know what they'd say? They'd say, "I know what you mean. The shower curtain ring guy. Woah." It's like going on a date with a Chatty Cathy doll. I expect you have a little string on your chest, you know, that I pull out and have to snap back. Except I wouldn't pull it out and snap it back - you would. Agh! Agh! Agh! Agh! And by the way, you know, when you're telling these little stories? Here's a good idea - have a POINT. It makes it SO much more interesting for the listener!
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Upon opening this thread, I immediately thought of the bolded quote from DAC.
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Jim Carey skit comes to mind
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And this one time at Band Camp.....
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I like long stories. I enjoy hearing a bunch of details that may not be important to the point the person is trying to get across, but adds color or gives me nice images to visualize.

But then again, I'm not on salary, so it dosen't hurt me if co-workers want to waste a bunch of my time.
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Re: Re: When people don't get to the point quick enough

Originally posted by Tsar Chasm
To make a long (too long) story short, you hate people.

see how easy that was?

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Originally posted by Dabaomb
And this one time at Band Camp.....
...and it was soo funny.
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Re: When people don't get to the point quick enough

Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
One of my pet peeves is when people are trying to tell stories and they just take forever to get the point. Do you know anyone like that? It annoys me to no end!
my wife...

i use the hand motion for c'mon hurry up.
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I personally like it when people DON'T have a point. This way, I can make up my own and make them scratch their silly heads in confusion and utter consternation.

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