It's quite obvious from this morning's post that pain makes me
cross tetchy irritable bitchy mean less-than-pleasant. Well, nothing that Aleve, a little mis-communication fun, a lot of puppies & kitties, wine, and a quiet evening can't improve...
To What You Were You Referring When You Said You?
A telephone interlude....
Caller: Oh! You're the big, new, beautiful one on the corner, right?
Me: (Um) Yes! Yes, I am! And thank you for noticing!
Because, really, why would I let that kind of compliment go by????
I mean, sure, I thought calling me "big" wasn't necessary, but I'm not proud. I'll take it!
Caller: Every time I drive by I'm tempted to stop!
Me: Well, you're more than welcome to, any time.
Couldn't be helped. I was raised to be gracious.
Caller: That would be nice. It just looks so big and roomy! It must be very open and spacious.
Caller: So if I stop, do you think you could show it all to me?
Me: I, well, sure...I guess so. Why not? You know, maybe you could buy me a drink first...
It only seemed fair!
Turns out she was gushing over our business's building. And thank goodness, because the "big", "roomy", and "spacious" comments were beginning to give me a complex!
My Word! How Is It You're No Longer Fashionable?
Really, why do we not use these words more often? They're quite piquant!
- caddywompas (my dad used this word alot!)
I love words. I do not love the dumbing-down of language skills.
Do you have any choice locutions to add?