. . . He'd say "Yes, and would keep telling the story even if you indicated he'd already told it before! . . . The other day my long-time handyman was helping me with a pool task and started explaining the pool circulation system to me as if I were a child. I've lived here for 12 years and taught him the little bit he knows about pools. First I gently said, "I know how the pool works, Jerry". He kept talking, and I said it again. After I had to say it a third time and he still kept going, I just walked away. It was like he could not stop.
My friend Joe is exactly like that - once he starts a conversation (lecture), it's like he is on autopilot and cannot stop.
At a lunch with a group of friends, I mentioned I'd recently purchased a chimney for my barbecue and how much I loved it, plus no more scary lighter fluid!
Joe interrupted my story and told me "Emma, you MUST buy a chimney. They eliminate the need for lighter fluid. Here, let me explain how they work..."
Me: Joe, I know how they work, I already bought one.
Joe: You take a couple sheets of newspaper, crumple them loosely, and stuff them in the bottom of the chimney...
Me: yes, I know, I've used my chimney several times now. I really love it.
Joe: Then you fill it to the top with charcoal briquettes and light the newspaper.
Me: I promise I know how to use my chimney.
Joe: Let it burn until the flame dies out and the charcoal is white around the edges. Dump the coals into your grill and you're ready to cook. You really should buy a chimney Emma.
Me: (sigh) What a good idea.