Friday, July 17, 2009

Did You Say What I Think You Just Said?

Sometimes I get ideas for my blog from other blogs and that's what happened today. Joanna posted some things she overheard in Los Angeles on her blog The Fifty Factor. They were really funny and I enjoyed reading them. They also made me think of things, not that I've overheard, but that have been said directly to me or someone I was with. Some are funny, some are strange.
  • "I know your mother taught you not to talk to strangers, but it's okay to talk to me because I'm nice." A woman I'd never met said this to my son while we were standing in line at the supermarket. He was about 4 years old at the time. I suppose she meant well, but don't you think a not-so-nice person might make the same claim?
  • "It's way too hot to try to this on. You're about my size, can you put this on so I can see how well it would fit me?" A woman asked me this while my neighbor and I were having a yard sale. She was interested in buying my neighbor's heavyweight terrycloth bathrobe and wanted me to model it. It was over 90 degrees that day. I said no.
  • "I do see a break in the bone, but it could be a natural crack. I'm not sure if your foot is broken or not." A doctor said this while looking at my husband's x-rays. The fork from a fork lift had dropped on his foot.
  • "We can't file them alphabetically because they don't come in that way." A clerk in the video store said this while I was looking for a movie. They placed the movies on the shelves in the order in which they were released on video. Small wonder that store is no longer in business!
  • "It's twenty dollars, but if you really need it, I'll give it to you for fifteen." A vendor at the flea market said this to me when I asked about the price of a corner shelf. If I needed it really, really badly, I wonder if she would have dropped the price to ten dollars?
  • "I don't want to spend more than fifteen dollars, but I don't want them to look cheap. Can you do that?" A potential customer of my gift basket business asked me this. She wanted two large gift baskets but didn't want to spend more than seven dollars and fifty cents on each one. I like a challenge, and I'm willing to work on a tight budget, but that was impossible.
  • "Whoa! I don't need to know all the details!" That was my doctor's reaction when I tried to explain how I knew the exact date my daughter was conceived. For the record, he misunderstood, I wasn't planning to give him a play by play!
  • "Can you still conceive?" A woman I barely knew asked me this when she found out my daughter had been born prematurely. A shockingly personal question, in my opinion.
  • "You missed a spot." Every person that passed our house while we were painting it said this. It lost it's humor after the 100th time.
  • "We're not sure we want the hush puppies. How are they made and what do they taste like?" Someone from the table behind ours asked this at a seafood restaurant in North Carolina. Did they, perhaps, think they were made with real puppies? They were complimentary while you waited for your meal. If you want to know what hush puppies taste like, try one, they're free!!

Thanks, Joanna, for giving me an idea to blog about today!

Our yard projects begin tonight, but I will try to back later to open the bar. I hope to see you then!


Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Ms Willoughby, Thanks for the shout out! I'm glad you liked the idea.

And yours.... "We can't file them alphabetically because they don't come in that way." HYSTERICAL! I think I used to work with that person :-)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Purple Flowers said...

Those quotes were very funny. I don't think you could make them up if you tried. That's another book idea wouldn't you agree? ;)

Chicago Mom said...

Those are great, thanks for the laughs! I'll never forget when my sister-in-law said to me "You're not still DOING that, are you?" after I asked if I could breastfeed my 9 nine month old in her bedroom. The nerve some people have!

Lissaloo said...

lol, those are great. Thanks for the laugh =) The first one? Very odd. I need a good drink today, I will be back l8r!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

WOW, that video clerk sure takes the cake!

ChristineM said...

So funny! Thanks for the laugh!

When we had just one Great Pyrenees several years ago, we took him everywhere, including the fireworks, parades, cookouts...anything where dogs were allowed. At one St Patrick's Day parade we seriously thought about having t-shirts printed up that answered that read: "Great Pyrenees", "Four cups a day", "150 pounds"..answers to questions WE were asked a hundred times: What kind of dog is that? How much does he eat? and How much does he weigh?

You can bet I would NEVER say anything about that spot you missed! ;)

PurpleHoodieChick said...

Haha, I love the quotes!!

Supperrr Funnyy!!=]=]

Deidra said...

This was hilarious! I laughed out loud at each one!

Gracey said...

Thanks for the laugh! I loved each and every one of them!