I have a friend who likes to tell stories about her life. Several interesting things have happened to her and she loves to entertain her friends by sharing these stories. But over the years, her stories have become less interesting. No it is not because I have heard them before. It's not because I already know the punchlines. It's just that my friend seems to add more descriptions to her story. The story originally was I know a man who did something, this happened to him and these were the consequences. Now the story goes something like this there was a man wearing a green shirt on a Friday, this happened to him as well as that and that, and his consequences were this, that and that. The story has become too detailed and the listeners lose interest. The good points of the story remain, but they have been crowded out by too many details. Simple is best.