Love bug

A bore, they tell us, is someone who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. “Let me tell you about my operation,” he says. To that familiar definition, our culture has added another: a bore is anyone who relates the details of an airplane incident. You’ve overheard these stories during your own travels: “So since Detroit was snowed in and the computers at Cincinnati were a mess, I had no choice but to . . . And then you would never believe what happened next.” When you take a peek, you see that the listenee has dozed off, presumably to await the moment when, awakened and refreshed, she can start her story: “So since Anchorage was snowed in and the computers in Atlanta were a mess . . .”

 

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