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Friday, November 16, 2012

For Pat

My dear friend Pat posts occasionally about a woman
who he sees at work.  She's the talkative type.  Actually,
that's an understatement.  She's a little bit of an air head
and asks the same questions over and over even after they
have been answered.  He calls her Flappy, since that's 
what her jaws are always doing.

Well, I'm pretty sure I saw Flappy's relative at Sam's Club
yesterday.  Yes, I'm positive she had to be related.
She was with her husband, I'm guessing, who didn't say
a word during this whole conversation....



"Do we need bread and buns?  I'm sure we do, don't we?
I think we are out of both.  But we don't need this many.
Are we out of buns?  I think we're out of buns.
And bread, too!  Are we out of bread?  I think we need
bread.  Yes, we need both.  Don't you think we need both?
What kind do you want?  Do you want bread and buns?
They have white or whole wheat.  Do you want whole wheat?
Maybe we should get whole wheat.  I'm thinking we should.
What about bread?  Do we need bread?  I don't think we
have any at all.  What kind of bread do you want?  Do you
want white bread?  I like the white bread.  If we get
whole wheat buns, maybe we should get white bread.
Do you like white bread better?  Do we need bread?
I think we should get wheat buns and
 white bread. Do we really need buns? 
 Maybe we don't need any.
What about bagels..."




52 comments:

  1. OMG! I laughed until I hurt! Now I know why most husbands wait in the car!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. HaHa, oh this is so funny...and I've seen that couple at Costco...they travel fast!!!

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    1. haha....poor guy just had a glazed look on his face. I'm sure he didn't hear a single word. lol...

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  3. Its to be hoped this man has the ability to tune her out for sure, YIKES!

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    1. I'm pretty sure he did....he looked oblivious..not even answering her constant questions! LOL....

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    1. It really was...I tried not to look, but I was very entertained. :)

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    2. I can only imagine!

      Kudos on #15 in your side bar. Very Cool!

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    3. thank you...just found out today! Now I'm glad I've gotten an early start on the other things!

      I'm wanting a piece of your chocolate-peanutbutter yumminess right now! :)

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    4. Yes!! I'm wanting it too, but I made this quite a while ago and just posted it today. And tomorrow when the boys open their lunches they will wish for it too! An extra Clementine will be there in it's place. :) Better for them anyway.

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    5. Oh, I'm sure they won't even notice! haha... Actually, I love clementines!
      I've been on a barlett pear craze lately.

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  5. You can almost feel sorry for both of them....ALMOST!!! hahaha...
    I would be like you...trying NOT to stare...but obviously STARING!!!!
    You are too funny, Betsy...
    That is a good one!!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I suppose it would have been too obvious if I'd whipped out my camera. hahaha.

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  6. Love it! I've seen (and heard) her relatives in the store too!

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    1. uh oh...they're everywhere! Pat should at least feel better that he's not alone! haha.

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  7. LMAO oh that was too funny
    Although not at all sunny
    For the poor guy
    Who has to listen to her over and over again cry
    At least now I know
    I'm not alone at my work show
    Poor guy married to such a thing
    Probably wants to make her eat that ring hahaha

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    1. Maybe some day he will have had enough
      of all of her yapping stuff
      and she will mysteriously disappear
      right into thin air!
      Then he will be free
      and might even speak!

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    2. haha could use the insanity plea
      If he every gets caught at his sea

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    3. yes, and that would be very true
      and she drove him to it, too!
      a jury would never blame him though
      and free he would go!
      haha.

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    4. "Poor guy married to such a thing
      Probably wants to make her eat that ring"

      Haha! Love that!

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    1. yes. Funny to pass by, terrible to live with! hahaha

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  9. OMY GOD Betsy!! this is terrible LOL

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  10. hahahaha o love how you narrowed the text and darkened it...as you hopefully moved on beyond and got out of ear shot before your brains rot...ha...see i can rhyme too...woohoo....or whooptiefirckindoo....lol...

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    1. You would have gawked for sure. haha.

      That man's brain had already rotted...pickled for sure from years of it. lol...

      And Pat will get you, mark my word
      for how you spelled his word so absurd.

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    2. Yes oh so wrong
      I ust his gawker power was off when he saw Whoopdi friggin doo come on strong

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  11. hahaha, what are the odds, old flappy has relatives in the states. Love the way you framed her "conversation" spiraling down until it fades, really neat.

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    1. run fast...she may be on her way to you! hahaha

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  13. Hmmm maybe Flappy should cut back on her coffee. It sounds like me when I've had too much caffine. :) Except it's just my mind that talks like that--I try not to let it leak out my mouth. LOL

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    1. haha...is that her problem? Yes, no mouth leaking...could be annoying to some. Although, I can't imagine you being annoying to anyone. :)

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  14. Ditto to what Rebecca said. If I have too much caffeine or sugar then my brain goes into overdrive. Usually I do keep my mouth shut but I do like answers to my questions. Maybe I even let someone answer once in a while. LOL

    Although I might ask if we need this or that just so I can say it is his fault if we spend too much, but then he does the same thing.

    God bless.

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    1. The Mister and I never shop together. He slows me down! ha. But I'm not a talker, so he's safe. lol....

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  15. Hi Betsy, I'm a new follower. I came over from Woke Up got out of bed. Glad I did, You sure have a great sense of humour. Love it!! While reading your blog I came across your three handsome sons. I too have a grandson that has just turned 4 that is Autistic. He has a beautiful smile that would melt your heart.
    He does not speak. My daughter has set up a website here in Ontario Canada to help those if she can. I would love to hear from you. Linda

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    1. Hey! Another Linda! I'm so glad you came over to visit! Thanks for sharing about your grandson...sounds like your daughter is doing well with it and the website is a great idea!

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  16. YUK! ANNOYING! And, that comes from a chick you likes to chat it up!!!!!

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  17. Hmmm. Unfortunately, I think I know Flappy.

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    1. lol...didn't you stop having lunch dates with her recently? :) haha.

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  18. Love the way you "faded out" toward the end, doll!

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    1. thanks, silver....thought it would be more interesting that way. :)

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  19. OMG I hope I am never like that, although I can be a bit of a talker. i'm sure Lauren may have told you that by now. I do shop alone so I am OK in the store!!.

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    1. Is this Nana or Sherri? haha. Nana, I'm guessing. No, I have not heard that...but I can't imagine you would be anything like this lady. :)

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  20. Hehe, we were recently at a handball game of one of my step kids. And next to us sat a woman that kept talking to us during the entire match, she just would not shut up and honesty I have never felt the urge to tell anyone to do just that, but I was close to this time, hehe. I have never experienced anything like that, it is like she had no perception for the situation. In the end we just rudely ignored her, but she kept blabbering for one hour - it was so annoying.;)
    xoxo

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  21. Sometimes people who have no chance to talk or socialize in a meaningful way will compulsively talk.
    Maybe this woman just wants to be heard and acknowledged but since people tune her out, the only comfort
    is to babble. Count yourselves lucky to have significant connections in your life and to be in full possession of your wits. There are many lonely people who for one reason or another cannot relate in a socially acceptable way. Many are mentally ill. Would we spit on a cripple or trip a blind person? Why laugh at someone who obviously is not at ease. There are varying degrees of dysfunction so we all need kindness.

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