So many words, so little time

A few weeks ago someone asked me how I like my coffee.

A normal person would answer with a simple statement like “black” or “cream and sugar”. Right?

Well that’s not how I answered. We all know I’m not normal, so… πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Instead, this is what I launched into when asked how I like my coffee:

When I’m at home I mix half and half with a bit of milk, preferably full fat milk but 2% will do, and warm it up in the microwave while the kettle boils. Then I use a stainless steel filter and pour boiled water over organic coffee grounds into my prewarmed with the cream and milk mixture cup. When I’m at Starbucks I just get a tall latte and give them a fake name because they can’t spell my name, nor pronounce it anyway.

I could have just said “with cream”, but noooo… 😎

I’m not wired to keep things simple when it comes to words. #sorrynotsorry

Yesterday, this exact thing happened again. A different friend wanted to know the career of someone I mentioned and instead of saying “he works in the renovation industry” or “he’s in sales” I launched into a multi-paragraph, detailed anecdote of his work history as I knew it, supplemented with a few bits of other interesting-to-me-but-no-one-else elaborations just because I was On A Roll. πŸ™„

I can’t help myself. When I’m in a talkative/writing mood, watch out for the avalanche of words coming your way. πŸ™ƒ

On the other side of the coin, when I’m eyeball-deep in a confusing conversation with one of my teenagers, once I realize my words have zero effect on them, I resort to the shortest answer in the history of answers.

The one that begins with N and ends with O.



Don’t try to understand me, it’ll just result in a migraine.

Thank you for reading my post.

15 thoughts on “So many words, so little time

  1. You come across loud and clear Claudette, so what’s your Starbucks Name ? I once gave the last name Pardiatu at a restaurant so when they asked how many in our party I said two. Was just funny to hear Pardiatu Party of two.

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  2. I go off on tangents and say or write so much I have to figure a way back to the original question or comment and amazingly I’m usually able to do it, though it requires many, many more words and often several more tangents.

    I like my coffee very strong, sweet and creamy. At Starbucks I get a grande hammerhead with 4 shots and room for creamπŸ˜‰

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  3. Hi Claudette,
    We are very similar. My daily coffee involves many ingredients and steps.
    I also cannot give a simple answer, I always have a story to go along with it. My boss often says: “It is just a yes or no answer”.
    Wishing you a blessed weekend!

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