So, I've had three calls today where my client has had to ask me to ask their client to cut their answers short because they were going off on amazingly varied and lengthy tangents. me ~ "Ma'am, your name please." client ~ "Well, in 1492, Christopher Columbus came over on the...." It's very typical for people of my culture to give veeeeeerrryyyy lengthy answers to any question. You can ask a yes or no question, but you ain't gonna' get a yes or no answer. Nope, not gonna' happen. So, as I was laughing over this and explaining this to one of my frustrated clients (we call it culture brokering) I began to wonder if, as people who are interested in being storytellers and writers, do we as a community do the same thing when we are talking to others regardless of our culture of origin? Discuss at your leisure.