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**************Can9;t get a word in*****************

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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?


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.

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