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MhamaiJane Fri 27-Jul-07 19:20:37

Ok, just wanted to do a quick update. I phoned him last night albeit after a few glasses of wine. Anyhoo, after making a slightly sozzled reference to his yapping, he said that he himself knew he'd been going on a bit as he was nervous, we've spoken again today and he is glad I approached the subject. He has promised to slow down. That's about it really.

Kif Fri 27-Jul-07 14:22:37

Ooops - this is an old thread. Bet you'll come on here now to say 'I dumped him'

Kif Fri 27-Jul-07 14:21:37

It's a compliment.

He's parading his intelectual/conversational prowess. This peacock/feathers or weightlifter/sleveless shirts or banker/porsche and you'll be in the ball park. He's probably imagining himself in a black polo neck discussing sartre in a parisian pavement cafe.

It'll settle, methinks.

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 21:08:51

Eric, that's kinda what I'm thinking but I'm hoping against hope for an about turn. Jesus what must men go through? <ducks>

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 21:07:28

Unquietdad do you know him?
Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh not fair not fair!

EricGallagher Tue 24-Jul-07 21:03:51

Oh Lordie

If he talks more than you, you're DOOMED*

I tell ya

UnquietDad Tue 24-Jul-07 21:00:43

Weeeell if you sink it is a probleme, ah dunno what ah was saying to Jean-Claude the ozzer day about zis was that ah thought it was VURY interest-eeng when talkeeng to laydee you have to maintayne ze interessed, you know? uh-huh? You know what ah mean, zut alors, ma petite, mm-hmm, anyway. Ah was walkeeng along ze Boulevard St-Pierre when ooo did ah see but mah old mate Bernard? So we stopped and ad a leetle chat, and ee say to me what are you driveeng zeese days? ah said ah ave mah 2CV as usu-well, and eee says to me, do you know, zat is een-cred-eebull, onleee ze uzzer day I see Olivier, you know, not Olivier with ze 'orrible shoes but Olivier with ze strange 'air, ah yes, you know ze one, ees seester left 'ome with a VURRY strange man, eez mozzer NEVER forgave 'er, and anyway, to cut a long storeee short...

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:54:11

Have you ever confronted him though? I'm thinking if I bring it out now? dare I say "talk about it" <hopeful emoticon>

XcupcakemummyX Tue 24-Jul-07 20:37:59

i am married to an austrian he can talk talk and talk
talk through a film, talk through a meal, talk through well anything
since being married he still talks but dos'nt listen
have fun

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:26:21

Oh ggg he really does!!!!! If only I could get him to talk more there we'd be away in a hack!

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:23:06

Well not off exactly but his french/a tiny bit of Kilkenny accent doesen't quite reach some of the English words iyswim.

ggglimpopo Tue 24-Jul-07 20:22:49

Is he talking french or english? If he is talking english, stop him every couple of seconds and correct his grammar, intonation or diction. If that doesn't work, smile and put his hand on your heaving bosom

I find both tactics work with Frenchmen, but I use only the former tactic with my bil.

There again, if my dh corrected my French often, I'd divorce him.

I do find that Frenchmen have their compensations though.....

Desiderata Tue 24-Jul-07 20:22:45

... or did he die

Desiderata Tue 24-Jul-07 20:22:21

Fuck me! It's Sacha Distel

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:21:14

He plays guitar too but sings a bit off.

Desiderata Tue 24-Jul-07 20:18:51

This is the funniest thread of the week

<you can always rely on the girls from the bunker>

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:17:56

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 20:17:02


GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 20:16:46

oh the irony

am pmsl here

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 20:16:22


MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:15:54

No laughing at the back! <whispers> on a chat line.

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:14:58

Desi, I don't know what's more alarming, the hilarity of your last post or my serious consideration in actually doing it!

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 20:14:14

Where did you meet him, M?

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 20:13:19

and for todays special value.......

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:12:28

Oh God you lot stop, i'm gonna p my pants. I'll not be able to keep a straight face with him again.

Desiderata Tue 24-Jul-07 20:12:18

CD, you are priceless

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 20:12:16

the model looks so QVC

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 20:11:36

pmsl CD

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 20:10:48

yes...he may chill a little over the coming weeks and notice it's a one way conversation

Desiderata Tue 24-Jul-07 20:10:39

Every time he opens his mouth, put your fingers to your lips and stroke his bollocks at the same time. Stop stroking the minute he starts talking again.

Like Pavlov's dogs, he'll eventually make the connection.

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:10:38

Oh God, now I'm paranoid that when I next meet him, I'll keep thinking of this thread and will lol at inapropriate moments.

Dior Tue 24-Jul-07 20:10:33

Message withdrawn

i have the answer
tah dah!!

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 20:09:10

Well, M, if you loike him you may have to literally shut up and put up.

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:08:22


Desiderata Tue 24-Jul-07 20:08:05

TnOgu, have you been smoking something?

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 20:07:53

That's actually a very good idea, CD

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:07:45

CD, oh please give me some hope that I can gently and firmly guide him into taking a breath. <hopeful emoticon> I loike him <wails>

or get yourself one of these

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 20:07:21


you could nick a "quiet carriage" sticker from a train and put it on your front door

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 20:05:42

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:05:20

Oh T actually crying with laughter here........genius

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 20:04:30

good one desi

oh god
bin him

sorry but if he loves the sound of his own voice then there is little you can do

Desiderata Tue 24-Jul-07 20:04:10

Then tell him you won't shag him unless he shuts up.

RubySlippers Tue 24-Jul-07 20:03:56

but great sex ...
that counts for a lot, again IMVHO

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 20:03:48

hmmmmm <strokes chin>

I would honestly find a jokey way of saying 'shut the fuck up it's my turn now'

jokey and more nicely put of course

Desiderata Tue 24-Jul-07 20:03:27

Such a shame, though. No one is ever perfect, are they?

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 20:03:15

Put a horse head on his pillow,

with a note to, 'Shut up or else....'

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:03:13


GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 20:02:40


the sex is great but he drones on a bit?

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 20:01:54


what are you like

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 20:00:59

Aghhhhhhhhhh he is interesting etc, I just hate having to feel like an olympic competitor trying to time when my next conversation move is. Oh and I could handle more talking during sex because he's also half Sicilian and ahem when he's turned his hand to a bit of Godfather talk, well you know. Feck feck feck.

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 19:56:31


GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 19:56:25

lol desi

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 19:55:57

too subtle mhamai....he needs to know he is boring the tits off you

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 19:55:00

Only to say "Oui cest bonne" Desi and I love that bit!

RubySlippers Tue 24-Jul-07 19:54:58

but at 6 weeks you do think what the other person is saying is utterly fascinating even if it isn't!
6 weeks is too early to can it because he talks too much IMVHO

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 19:53:59

I don't think I've helped by doing the hanging onto his evey word routine either though. The closest we have come to the truth is my saying, "well we will never be lost for words"

Desiderata Tue 24-Jul-07 19:53:55

I agree with TnOgu. People can't change their characters. If that's the way he is, and it's pissing you off, then you have to make some tough decisions regarding your future together.

<Does he talk all the way through sex as well?>

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 19:53:24


TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 19:53:17

Pretend to fall asleep

RubySlippers Tue 24-Jul-07 19:52:27

well, you are still in the lurve haze at 6 weeks
you want it to go well and all that

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 19:52:18

you could make a joke like...

Fuck me you go on a bit don't you

RubySlippers Tue 24-Jul-07 19:51:51

just kiss him if he won't shut up

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 19:51:33

surely not nerves after six weeks?

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 19:51:06

Ah feck, how do you tell someone to ease up with the word flow without offending?

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 19:51:01

I noticed TnOgu


RubySlippers Tue 24-Jul-07 19:50:54

it might be nerves
some people talk a lot when they are nervous

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 19:50:31

blimey, if he can still blabber on when you are almost asleep he must be a hardcore 'all about me'

hmmmmmm doesn't sound like he'll change now

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 19:49:27

< I feel assertive this evening >

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 19:49:08

I've actually nearly fallen asleep, so the looking bored has probably been covered at this stage. Maybe it is a lost cause, I mean if this is the way he is, is it possible for him to change at 44?

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 19:48:48

I think it is probably doomed.

You were in lust - the honeymoon period is over cut your losses and find yourself a fella who dotes on you and not himself.

GibbonInARibbon Tue 24-Jul-07 19:46:15

start to look bored, he'll get the hint

the best way is to start pickingimaginary fluff off your clothes...really gets the point accross

lol at 'Do the thing with the finger across the neck you know like you will slit his throat if he doesn't shut up.'

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 19:45:48

It's like i'll say something that will spark his interest and wahey!!!! Off he goes...................and goes...............and goes..........and goes

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 19:43:29

Try explaining that conversations only work if people take turns

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 19:40:10

I have to say something diplomatic soon otherwise I think I'll probably just get a cut out of me and leave him to talk to it.

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 19:37:00

Tis a pity.

He sounds like my mother, with regard the non-stop gabbing.

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 19:32:37

Hey T where ya been girl?
Oh God seriously though, he is a lovely man but when it gets to the stage when you think someone is talking at you or would just continue whether you were there or not. I really do just nod and um because even when I do manage to get in it feels like I've had to pounce into the conversation and that can't be right can it?

TnOgu Tue 24-Jul-07 19:27:19

Do the thing with the finger across the neck you know like you will slit his throat if he doesn't shut up.

Tis a universible sign, he will get the idea

MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 19:23:12


MhamaiJane Tue 24-Jul-07 18:47:30

I was going to namechange for this but ah what the hell!
Ok so here it goes, I met a lovely French man six weeks ago. He is courteous, considerate, kind, sexy, funny etc. You may be asking what the problem is, well.............he never shuts up! Sorry that's a bit blunt but it is basically true.

I'm myself blessed in the gift of the gab dept but feel if I don't "pardon the pun" say something <if I get a chance> that this relationship won't go anywhere, unless
I zone out and keep nodding and umming in the right places, which I'm already starting to do. Can anyone advise me on how I can sensitively approach this with him?


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