Words I Realized: Vlitz

vlitz [vlits], n – a story that you begin to tell but realize, regrettably, about midway through, is not worthwhile and not going over well

This happens to me more often than I’d like. I start telling what I initially think is gonna be a riveting story about this time I was trying to make a train once in Penn Station (or some bullshit like that). Turns out to be WAY less interesting than it was in my head a minute ago. I can no longer enjoy telling it, and my complete lack of enthusiasm is making it even worse. The big question is: Should I still finish the story (halfheartedly) now that I realize it sucks, or should I just cut myself off immediately and spare everyone? I mean, I’m already like 60% of the way through. Giving up now is pretty weak… but then again, so is the story. Got it! I’ll just tell better stories. Done.

From the awkward smiles, I could tell that Elton and Cindy were growing tired of what turned out to be an epic vlitz regarding my recent visit to the supermarket.  

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Special Thanks To Bryan Block for inspiring this idea.

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