Thursday, July 10, 2008

Language !

Overheard in a packed lift today at work.

"I see you haven't attacked that stubble on your face again today Glen"

"No Laura, but it's nice to see you've had a shave this morning"
(deafening silence)

I love a good comeback, especially when people on attack often use an awkward moment to point score. The guys was so obviously indifferent as he shuffled out of the lift; a winner in every possible way.

Years ago I would hate having to be polite when older relatives or parents friends would come out with the most inappropriate comments like;

"God you've put on weight"
"Haven't you got a girlfriend yet?"
"Goodness, where did all your hair go"?

Part of me just wanted to tell them to get fucked and die, but children brought up in the 60's and 70's were often seen and not heard.
Old habits die hard it seems.


1 comment:

Jacie said...

I think we all need to be 'Mandy'* sometimes in our lives - her reply to all of your relatives/parents friends would be 'I'll let you know when I start to care..'
* from Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy