Any explanation of something that is TL;DR.
Your Life Story
An example of how to give your life story follows,
- John: "Hey Bill, how's it going?"
- Bill: "Pretty bad really, my wife's left me, my son is a furry, and my daughter just got a Lexus off her Amazon wishlist."
- John: "Fuck, I didn't ask for your life story."
Giving somebody else's life story is just as easy,
- John: "Can you pass the French fries?"
- Bill: "Sure. You know they were invented in Belguim."
- John: "I didn't ask for their life story, fuck."
Life stories inevitably contain a lot of ambient information, and are much like expository dialogue found in well-written books, plays, and movies. Unfortunately, they all belong to people nobody listens to - this is why they feel compelled to tell their life story at the slightest hint that you might listen to it - and invariably the reason nobody listens to these people is because their life story is boring, pointless, and even depressing.
It is not ever worth listening to a life story.
|Life story is part of a series on Language & Communication|