Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What Did You Just Say?

Ever look back on your life and think about some of the crazy things people have said to you?  Things that made you think "What did you just say?!"  Now, I am here to tell you that I am at a place in my life where I can laugh at these things that were said to me.  (Well, okay, I lied. I can laugh at most of these things. Otherwise, I visualize these people stepping on a lego or getting a speeding ticket and that makes me laugh.) 

Some of the sayings on this list are from people who I love dearly and I want you to know I harbor no ill will.  The past is the past.  (And to those people, once those words left your mouth, they became fair game!)
This is a post of  some of the craziest things ever said to me in descending order.
6. "What happened to your eye?" - The Grocery Cashier, the lady walking her dog, the new dental hygienist, my former psych patient, the mail carrier, the kid at the playground, etc.
  • Little kids, you get a pass.  But adults, okay, yes, I have a birthmark underneath my left eye.  IT IS A BIRTHMARK, NOT A BLACK EYE.  It is wine colored, not black and blue. If it really was a black eye, way to be sensitive and ask me about it.  Geez Napoleon!
5.  "Are there two in there? There must be two in there." - Grandmother when I was pregnant not only the first time but the second time as well
  • Because you gave birth to my fantastic mom, I will cut you some slack.  Here's a tip. No pregnant women likes to hear someone ask her that.  Pregnant women feel self conscious enough as it is and are worried about so many things without people wondering "Dang, she is so huge! She must have a couple of babies up in there!"
4.  "Are you gonna fix your hair?" - Mom, on our annual girls' trip, AS WE ARE LEAVING THE ROOM TO GO OUT
  • Uh?  What the what? I think this one is self-explanatory.
3.  "L can stay with you." - J, in response to me asking if he would stay little and stay with me forever
  • I was just teasing him, but ouch, that stung a little.  I know he will grow up (probably way too fast), and be out of here before I know it.  And that is what I want him to do.  Become a God-loving, compassionate, hard-working, independent person and to have a life for himself.  (But it still makes my heart ache thinking of him not being under my roof.) *Sniff, sniff.*
2.  "My girlfriend doesn't like it when I flirt with you.  She knows I like you." - Guy friend many years ago, pre-marriage days
  • Yeah, I know. You may have to read this one again.

And for the numero uno!  (Drum roll please.....)

 1.  "Isn't that for skinny people?" - K, my sister-in-law, in response to me telling her I have Graves' Disease (i.e. overactive thyroid)
  • Yep, this one needs no explanation.  


PS I really love my family!  I wrote previous posts about my mom, Tino, and my sister-in-law, K, and how I love them lots. You can read about them here and here.

19 comments:

  1. I think your sister in law sounds funny. She must be fun to have around. She rocks.

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    1. Ha ha! Maybe this "anonymous" person knows my SIL....

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  2. Isn't that for skinny people? OUCH! Love the pregnancy one too - such a compliment to a vulnerable pregnant woman! ;)

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    1. I know. What can you do?! I try and take it all in stride. ;)

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  3. This was perfect for me to read today!! You really put a smile on my face. I loved this! You have a great attitude & can "find the funny" in comments like these. Thanks for linking up! :)

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    1. Thanks Kelley! I really appreciate it. Thinking of you during this difficult time. :)

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  4. Sometimes... PEOPLE say the stupidest things! I've been known to put my foot in my own mouth... but dude... even I know to stay away from a girl's hair, pregnancy size, and weight! WOWZA!
    I'm glad that you're able to find humor in instances like that. I think that I would probably just cry!
    Thanks for linking up for #SundayFunday!

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    1. Sarah, the link up is fun! Thanks for having it.
      I appreciate the kind words. Sometimes all you can do is laugh!

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  5. Too funny! You were one of the most clicked links at last week's Finding the Funny party. We're featuring you tomorrow - and I'm pinning this to our Finding the Funny Pinterest board.

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    1. That is great! Thanks for the Pin! :)

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  6. very funny! i swear my oldest son is never leaving me. i probably should just make him my personal butler right now. :)

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    1. Ha ha! When they get to their teen years, I may be rethinking asking them to stay with me forever....

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  7. Oh my gosh, my mom pulls the hair comment on me all the time! Seriously, how is that helpful? Clicked over from Finding the Funny, great blog!

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    1. Finally, another person who understands my "hair" pain! Thanks for the kind words! Glad you stopped by.

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  8. Haha! I just got, "Wow. You look exhausted today!" from a friend. Sigh.

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    1. Awesome. Sometimes people don't use their internal "filter" before they speak! What can you do?!

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  9. I get the pregnancy one for real...I actually was carrying twins & the comment I got most was, "Did they find the 3rd baby yet?". Um, NOT. FUNNY. I've found that babies/children bring out the most stupid in people. Try going to restaurants (different ones, all over the state) and being asked when you walk in with twin babies or toddlers, "Do you need 2 highchairs?". Repeatedly. Over & over. "No thanks, I'll just stack em' up on top of each other!" Dear Lord, save me from the idiots.
    Also hearing some teeny-bopper girl working in the checkout line say, "I could never handle having twins!" Guess what girlie? You get what God gives you & you learn to handle it.

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    1. Sheri, I hear ya! Never, EVER attempt to make a joke about "how many babies are in there" to a pregnant person.

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