Talk You Up

Gerald Walton gww at OLEMISS.EDU
Wed Dec 10 17:54:14 UTC 2008

Yesterday, while it was raining hard, I told people at an automobile
parts store I would return this morning for a battery. When I got to
the place today, a young woman said, "Well, we talked you up." I
asked the meaning, and she said, "Well, about fifteen minutes John
asked me whether that man had returned, and now here you are."

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