It bothers me when people are describing an event or situation and feel the need to provide too many glaringly obvious details to support their dreary tale.
For example; “I’m going to the store to buy some fruit…like an apple or an orange or a banana or some blueberries or something.” That sentence should have ended after the word “fruit”. Most of us are pretty well versed in the variety of fruits that are available.
I used to think this bothered me because people were assuming I was an imbecile who didn’t know what fruit was. However, I’ve re-evaluated that and now believe it’s also because people enjoy hearing themselves talk, and if they haven’t heard enough of themselves they’ll keep talking until they have. Here’s the mathematical formula;
BLiggy has a low IQ + (I’m super smart ÷ I think I sound like Morgan Freeman) = “A primary colour…like blue or green or yellow or red.”
“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” – Plato
“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something or because they need to explain something or because maybe the person they’re talking to doesn’t understand or because talking is fun.” – Taso (Plato’s annoying nephew)