Alan told me this story about my dad. My dad was telling Alan a story that he had heard before.
(PK's note - if you are ever around me, I have a story for every occasion and have been known to keep telling the same story over and over.. now you will see why this story is funny).
So, my dad is telling Alan this story and Alan was very gently trying to nudge him along because he heard it before. My dad ignored him and just kept telling the story. Alan finally got a bit upset and said "could you hurry up" or something like that. My dad put his hand on Alan's shoulder and said "Now listen here you d*mn yankee.. It took a long time for the events in the story to happen and it's going to take me a long time to tell it."
Yes - I am my father's daughter.