In the past few months I've been building a collection of some of the silly, outrageous, hurtful, and goofy statements people sometimes make. Here are a few of these foolish comments.
Upon seeing her husband, a wife says, "You look nice. You must be planning on going somewhere." The husband, not to be outdone, retorts, "Why, yes, I'm going out to chase women."
We're in church. The congregation is following along in the prayer books and every once in a while the people intone Alleluia. The woman behind me, however, instead of saying Alleluias shrieks AMEN. With that I hear another voice say, "That's okay, Grandma, you can say whatever you want."
Someone calls my office and asks for an appointment. I offer three possibilities. His response: "Business must really be bad."
It's early morning and the wife walks into the kitchen. Her husband is reading the paper. On seeing his wife the husband says, "What are you doing up so early?"
A friend tells me that he ran into one of our mutual college friends. He then says, "I asked the guy if he remembered you...and he didn't remember you at all!"
A woman notices that her friend has obviously put a color on her hair. Her comment to the friend: "What color is your hair anyway?"
It's noontime and I'm standing and eating a pretzel in my office. This woman comes in, sees me, and says, "Is that your lunch?"
One man asks another where he is going. The fellow responds that he is going to the store to do some shopping. His compatriot's comment: "On a beautiful day like this?"
A woman is talking to her friends about plastic surgery and she says, "If I had $4,000 and could take a month off work, I'd seriously consider having my neck done." At this point, her friend responds, "It would take a lot more than $4,000 to fix you up."
How about this one? An elderly friend has been working outside in the garden almost the whole day so I say, "Come on in and take a rest." Before he has a chance to answer, a woman visitor jumps in and says, "He won't come in, he's afraid he'll miss something."
Then there is the woman who is definitely looking for sympathy from her husband when she says, "I think I'm coming down with the flu." Instead of sympathy her husband says, "Oh, no, now I'll get it."
A husband and wife are at a party, and she is telling everyone about her birthday the week before. As she's telling the story, the wife looks at her husband and says, "He sent me the nicest card. I was shocked."
At another party a man asks his wife, "What time is it getting to be?" His wife's response: "You're the one who has all the watches."
Some things are simply better left unsaid.
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