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Down on the Farm: Senility etiquette

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A question of manners: What is the proper way to inform a friend that you have already heard the story they have started to tell for the fifty-third time?


Equally vexing: What is the proper thing do when the look on the faces of others makes it clear you have embarked on a story they have heard fifty-three times before? Do you stop mid-sentence? Do you limp onward, hoping that the story will bear retelling?

As senility advances, these questions become more important.

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