By Joe Boyle.
For my entire life, I have lived with an internal debate regarding whether I am an exciting personality and fun to talk with, including a propensity for telling fascinating stories, or if I am a bore because I talk too much.
My defense for being so talkative has been the fact that I am Irish and Irishman are known for their verbosity.
While it used to be difficult to impossible to determine if one were an exciting conversationalist or a bore, modern technology now provides us with a brand new cutting-edge system to help each member of society personally decide whether he or she is interesting or a bore?
Check out the photo of my cell phone displaying a fantastic new app that at long last has provided me with the answer to my lifelong question.
P Rose says
Aww, you simply left it in the sun too long.
Joseph Boyle says
So, are you saying my smart phone has a global warming or we might say for the phone’s sake a global warning app?
My brother is talkative. When he worked for the county a co-worker came up with a solution. Whenever he went to her office, she turned an egg timer upside down and told him, “when the timer is done, you are done.” They are still friends today, so no damage to their relationship!
Joseph Boyle says
Thanks for the tip. No offense taken. Your comment makes you a good egg.
I have always enjoyed your stories Joe and conversations as well. Personally that’s what makes you Joe boil and I like that !!
Janice Gordon says
Well you’re certainly right about the Irish, Joe. My husband has mostly Irish and some Scottish ancestry. He does love to talk, and it’s hard to get a word in edge wise when he goes into full lecture mode.
My husband adores history. History books and documentaries. He could go on for hours about it, and frequently does. But I admit, if I’d had access to these documentary series back in the days of yore during high school, I’d have likely earned better grades in history class.
If only we could travel back in time to our youths, carrying the accumulated knowledge of decades with us.