Him [slowly]: It took you a while to move outta the way.Isn't that pretty much the best way to end an uncomfortable conversation? Like say you have to deliver some bad news, e.g., "The rent is going up by $50 a month" or "Dude, you left chunks all over the dishes," adding "You sexy though!" provides closure and softens the blow. Let's bring it into circulation.Me [slowly]: Sorry.Him: I thought I was gonna run you over.Me [shrugging]: I feel OK.Him [after a pause]: You sexy though.
Friday, July 8, 2011
How they talk in Alabama
The hashtag #butyouuglythough is trending right now on Twitter. I don't know which is trashier, the double conjunction, the missing verb or the sentiment. Oh Twitter! Anyway, it reminds me of a funny story. When we were in Alabama, John and I drove out to see these crazy river lilies with Mathias and Julia (our soon-to-be near-neighbors), which trip turned into rather a debacle involving multiple wrong turns and a flat tire (no matter: enjoyment of adversity is a sign of genius). On the way back, we stopped at a gas station to buy rehydrating beverages and junk food, and after purchasing two packs of wacky-flavored Starburst and an enormous bottle of water, I went outside and stood in the heat swallowing big lugs of the latter. Meanwhile some local yokel pulls up to get some gas and I wander out of the way. We then proceed to have this bizarre interaction: