If you meet me in person, chances are I’ll talk your ears off.
As a child I sat next to a man on an airplane during a 90 minute flight to Jackson, Mississippi to visit my grandparents. My mother and sister sat in the row in front of me. When we landed, my mom said to the man, “I hope she behaved!”. Without hesitation he replied, “Well, she could talk the horns off a billy-goat.”
Well. I never. (A very nice Southern way to say, WHATEVER!). I’ve never forgotten that. I wonder if I was THAT annoying, or if he thought I was a charming child. I would imagine that the comparison to a billy-goat would equate to annoyance rather than charm.
Either way, I’ve never lost that chatterbox quality. I guess this is all to say, if you come over for dinner – be prepared for lots o’ talkin’.
And if you mention that I’ve been a bit too chatty, anticipate my response to be, “Well bless your heart.” And that is the Southern way of saying, “Blow it out your ear.” Bless your heart just sounds so much nicer doesn’t it?
See Y’all soon.