I have 1 of those Moms who love to tell stories.
Actually, his storytelling is absolutely his only form of communication.
My outdated guy is not 1 of those Moms who will throw a bear hug on you and then let you think how much he cares about you. Instead, my Mom will tell a story about how proud he was of me when I won a swim meet as a seventh grader. Then, he will turn that story into something concerning my life now. It would sure be a lot easier if he was able to say, “good job son and please turn up the Heating and Air Conditioning”. But, the people I was with and I are all odd and simply play the cards we’re dealt. My partner can’t get enough of my Mom and his stories. She still believes he is eximportant himself more now that he is getting up there in age. My partner was particularly intrigues by something my Mom just said the other day. He told his some long story about it is better to have a enjoyable mechanic than it is a enjoyable dentist. She thought this was just hysterical. However, I think just what he is saying. And, in a lot of ways, he is easily spot on. I have more trust with my Heating and Air Conditioning guy than I do with any dentist I have seen in fifteen years. My Heating and Air Conditioning guy has a key to my home. This is no joke. I trust these people so much that I have provided them a key for maintenance so they don’t have to wait on us. But, they acquired that trust through several years of loyal, excellent service. I easily don’t have a dentist that is even close.