Friday, May 25, 2007

Niner, Niner, We're In Hot Pursuit of Loudmouth

Have you ever, all of a sudden, become aware of a horrible trait you have?


I have.


Last night at card group, I realized something horrible about myself. An awful trait. Annoying as all get out. Embarrassing and ridiculous.


I am an interrupter. A story stealer. A limelight hog.


I know that I love to talk. And I know that I am often the one blabbing away for all to hear. But I didn't really realize that I actually tell other people's stories for them, even when they are sitting right there, perfectly capable of telling the story themself. And this is one of the many reasons why I am a loser.


Seriously, can you think of anything more annoying? So you have a completely hilarious story to tell when all of a sudden the PRP pipes up and tells your tale before you even have a chance to. I might as well be going around telling the world various punchlines before the joke even has the chance to be heard.


So now that I am aware of this trait, I am going to do everything in my power to shut the freak up. This may seem impossible but I am going to give it my all. I felt so bad for all the stories I stole last night and for those of you that were here, I won't blame you a bit if you come a TP my house. Or Saran Wrap my toilets. I completely deserve it.

Rest assured, this thief is finding a new way to make ends meet. I'm retiring from my life of crookery and finding an honorable way to spend my time. With my mouth shut.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

Don't be silly... I can't think of anyone else I'd rather have tell a story than you. (even if it's not your own) Your colorful choice of words and personality always shine through. I'm sure you could crack me up just by talking about waiting in line at the DMV.

Chrismiss said...

Does everyone go home after being out with people and worry about what they’ve said? I thought it was just me!

From one Johnson to another: welcome to the ward! (I think I heard you moved in.)

(I hope it's okay to post on, or for that matter read, your blog; I found out about it after Brooke gave you an award for your post.)

Puerto Rican Princess said...

Chrismiss-welcome! You are welcome to stop by any old time.

I wasn't so much worried about what I said as WHEN I said it. Does that make sense? It's so annoying. I'M so annoying.

Nicole said...

OK, I may be oblivious, but I didn't notice a thing last night! And, hey, if I am ever telling a story that you feel inclined to finish, by all means do! I am certain it will be far more entertaining coming from the PRP.

We are our own worst critics. Really, don't sweat it!

Shayla said...

I have to second Nicole's comment...I totally didn't notice anything either. It was fun hanging out with you all...even if we didn't ever get our hineys up and go get something to eat. :-) I went home and ate a bowl of cereal. Next time...

Brooklet said...

I was just curious- but could you explain to me how your card group works?

Tharker said...

Between you and me, no one will be able to get a word in! I'm a total story stealer too. Something I need to work on...but I agree with everyone else, you could tell my stories any old time and they would be so much more interesting!

Melissa said...

I've never met you in person... so I'm not sure if you're being too critical of yourself or not! I will tell you that I am the same. I tend to interrupt and talk way too much...

Alicia said...

I was there and I didn't notice a thing either! I'm sitting here reading this and thinking "huh?" I cannot think of one time you did that! So you can relax. But I can definitely relate. I too love to be the one talking. Why is that? Basically when someone is talking all I'm doing is waiting for them to finish already so I can pipe in. And then I go home after get-togethers and replay everything I said and hate myself. What's the deal with that?