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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    No story is boring. Only the listener is a bore.
    See now that sounds profound and all, but its not true. Some stories are that bad they're way boring

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    The day we become elderly is the day society has become far older and wiser, truly something to look forward too.

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    Many of the elderly S's I know are boring and like to tell long boring stories.

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    I wish my grandma had told more stories. It would have to be better than inquisitions on the cleanliness of my underwear (in case I should be in an accident), whether or not I was dressed warm enough, whether I'd eaten enough, etc.

    My family is kind of crazy, so stories could have been interesting, but she usually didn't talk about family craziness. She still had WWII ration tickets in her dresser when I was a kid. There could have been stories about that stuff, too. No such luck.
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    No, they do not have the market cornered.

    Please refer here, here, and here for examples.

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    Your loss if you can't manage to eke some wisdom out of someone willing to share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    Many of the elderly S's I know are boring and like to tell long boring stories.
    Elderly people in general like to tell boring stories -- if you want to think about it that way.

    Hell, my INTP dad tells some of the most boring stories anywhere and he's middle-aged!

    But I sit through them because...
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    Your loss if you can't manage to eke some wisdom out of someone willing to share.
    ^ This.
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    Idk, I take a lot of comfort in SJ stories. Back when Vent was still a thing, one of my great joys was listening to @Cimarron tell stories about the office he worked in. Maybe it's cause my dad is ESTJ and he also relies a lot on anecdotes to make a point.
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    my great aunt who is 92 and some kind of sj pretty much dominates all major holidays with stories about god knows what and i can't bear to sit in the same room and act like i'm paying attention. it's dreadful and it makes me feel like a bad person.

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    Before I unsubscribe from this thread, because it's a stereotype-fest that should never have been revived*, I'll post an example of boring ENTJ (from "The West Wing"):

    BARTLET: I'm not wild about Camp David.

    C.J.: Yes, sir.

    BARTLET: I'm not the only one, either. Bess Truman didn't like it. I read that somewhere. She thought it was dull. [pause] But there I go, Thanksgiving at Camp David.

    C.J.: Yeah.

    BARTLET: [pause] It's not a place you go at Thanksgiving, not when you have a farm.

    C.J.: Isn't Camp David a farm?

    BARTLET: No.

    C.J.: Oh.

    BARTLET: What makes you think it's a farm?

    C.J.: I don't know, it's outside...

    BARTLET: Farms have things you can grow, and animals.

    C.J.: Right.

    BARTLET: I want you to learn more about farms.

    C.J.: There's more?

    BARTLET: Yeah.

    C.J.: Okay. [rolls eyes]

    BARTLET: Doesn't matter. Thanksgiving's where your family is, and this year my family's at Camp David. Why, I do not know. Abbey didn't wanna schlepp to New Hampshire. Schlepping in a 747. It's not like we were gonna have to carry our own bags or anything, but I do not argue.
    ...Were we talking about something?

    C.J.: I don't know, sir. When I came in here, back in the late '50s, there was a purpose to it, but then one thing led to another and I blacked out. I mean, I can hang in there with the best of them, sir, but somewhere during the discussion of anise and coriander and the other 15 spices you like to use to baste a turkey, I simply lost consciousness.

    BARTLET: You know that line you're not supposed to cross with the President?

    C.J.: I'm coming up on it?

    BARTLET: No-no. Look behind you.

    C.J: Yes, sir.
    ...Yep. That's from the Season 3 Thanksgiving episode. So... happy holidays, and may this thread return to the dark depths from whence it came!


    *Note: NOT ALL OLD PEOPLE ARE SJs, and NOT ALL SJs ARE BORING
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