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marvelous+nice=mice

Daniel is one of those people who talk a lot. And I mean A LOT!

One day when we were still living over the pond, in France, we were going to the launderette to do our laundry (doh!) and for some reason I was under the weather – thus not very talkative [read: not willing to waste my body energy to open my mouth, move my jaws and produce any sounds].
But Daniel was, if I may say, quite chirpy and while I wanted to be left alone with my thoughts he desperately wanted to share every single thought that popped into his head or his views on every imaginable aspect of life.
I intentionally tried to limit my part of the conversation to mono-syllabic words such as “yes”, “no”, “ok”, just to see if he could go all the way and talk through the entire walk to the launderette.
And HE DID!
Realizing this not only lifted my morose spirits but it also makes us laugh whenever we remember it.

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So Daniel talks a lot. And not only that – he talks very fast too. Which doesn’t always make him look good.
I may be going out on a limb here but I think that the coherence of what you’re saying is inversely proportional to the number of words that come out of your mouth per minute.

Petite illustration:
I bought some avocados the other day and was really thrilled that they looked very tasty. So, naturally I wanted to share my discovery with everyone around me, but since only Dani was there, I said:
Me: Look hon’, this is really yummy!
Daniel [after taking a glimpse at the avocado]: Uuuuu, yeah…mice!”

Yes, he said mice when talking about an avocado!
If you’re just as perplexed as I was, allow me to enlighten you: half of his neurons were saying “marvelous” and the other half were saying “nice”.
So by saying the 2 together not only did he provide a much more detailed opinion about the avocado but he actually managed to increase his life span by the amount of time it would have taken to say each word separately, that is about 2 seconds.

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