Our household’s had a number of ups and downs this week, so! On a enjoyable notice…
What are your low-stakes insults? This quote from Justin Boldaji made me giggle:
Once we had been rising up, my siblings and I’d complain to our mother about numerous annoying folks at college or work or ballet observe. Her reply? “They’ll take a flying leap!” And her backup? “Inform him to go leap in a lake.”
In the meantime, my dad, who works within the automotive trade, will get irritated by dangerous driving, however as a substitute of honking or shouting, he provides the offending driver a withering…thumbs down.
One other genius “insult” occurred a number of years in the past, when Toby, Anton and I had been visiting mates in Austin. Toby all the time lords his age over Anton — he’s three years and one month older — and he realized that it will drive his little brother loopy if he known as him, “Buddy,” as in “Nice job, buddy!” It was the funniest, most benign factor to say, however Anton received SO aggravated, rightly so!
What others do you’ve got? “My husband began saying ‘get a life’ a yr in the past,” commented @caseyremsing. “As soon as it turns into a part of your vernacular, you’ll discover it applies in any state of affairs.” Problem accepted.
P.S. Good life recommendation and how much accent do you’ve got?
(Photograph from PEN15.)