When I Talk, People Listen (Whether They Want To Or Not)

Remember the old E.F. Hutton commercials? They usually featured a collection of well-heeled folks standing around at a cocktail party or gathered ‘round a campfire chatting away until someone in the scene said, “Well my broker is E.F. Hutton and he says…” Once those words were uttered, all conversation ceased and everyone leaned in to listen. I kind of have the same effect on people. I might just be the new E.F. Hutton.

Last evening I decided to stop by Sweet Pea Cafe for dinner. Studly Doright was out of town and I had an appointment that ran late. Sweet Pea was on my way home and I knew there’d be a friendly face or two to say “hi” to before I went home to the cat.

The place was hopping. As I entered the cafe to place my order there was a group of college-age women ahead of me. They were so lively. So spirited. So indecisive when it came to ordering. One of the young ladies noticed me and said, “Why don’t you go ahead?”

I knew exactly what I wanted and apparently I spoke loudly enough that everyone in the place, and on into the next county, knew my order, as well. Literally everyone stopped talking when I ordered. I’d have quipped something about being in an E.F. Hutton commercial, but literally no one in the crowd would have gotten the reference.

I have this uncanny ability to become a human megaphone at times. Studly Doright always knows just what to say to tone me down when my volume gets turned up: “Shh!” I sure could’ve used him last night.


Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

19 thoughts on “When I Talk, People Listen (Whether They Want To Or Not)”

      1. My man is like that. I guess you just needed to say what you needed to say for whatever reason you needed and wanted to be heard. Espesh just now, BUT also, sometimes there just falls a silence xxxxx

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      2. Well don’t….cos just maybe someone was sitting in a wee corner of that cafe longing for someone else to take charge and be heard. NOW there’s a poem..not that you are short of inspiration. xxx

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  1. Love your story; but please don’t leave us hanging…what did you order? I’m quite sure those young people were impressed with your decisiveness.

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