Words in true life

Do you ever have those days where you just think to yourself, “Did so-and-so really just say that?”  I feel like I’m that person A LOT.  Or I just know a lot of people who say weird things. It could go either way at this point.

Here are some examples of TRUE AND ACTUAL conversations we’ve had at my dinner table during my lifetime.

1.  Allie (my younger sister who is 22) says to Michael (my younger brother who is 17).  “How about you just don’t put books in people’s pants anymore.”

2.  My Mom to Allie: “Don’t call Michael a dork. It’s not nice.”
Allie to my Mom: “How about if I just mumble it?”

3.  When my brothers were younger, we had a rule (truly and actually) that there could be no weapons at the table. This rule had to be enforced many times.

4. On that same note, we also couldn’t sing at the dinner table.  Strangely, this sometimes is still a problem.

Moving on. Sometimes awkward things get said.

For example, the first day I met my roommates during my freshman year of college, one of my roommates’ dad bought us a package of precooked cinnamon rolls.  We were eating them, and they were delicious. And I said, “Sometime we’ll have to get some of those really good frozen cinnamon rolls and make them.” All of these 6 girls just looked at me, trying to figure out what I didn’t like about these cinnamon rolls. I may have offended the girl whose dad had bought them a lot.  In my defense, I just meant we should eat more cinnamon rolls–not that the ones we were eating were gross.

Another time, my cousin (who was 6 at the time) asked me why I didn’t have  boyfriend.  I told her I didn’t know.  She looked me straight in the eye and said, “You’d have a boyfriend if you were prettier. You can be prettier if you do your hair better and wear more bracelets.”  Such wisdom, right?

On a completely different note, the best and nicest compliment I have ever received falls into this category.  A few weeks ago I participated in a talent show playing the accordion (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) while hula hooping. Truth.  Afterwards, one of the boys there came up to me.

He said, “Liz, have you read anything by Beverly Cleary?”
“Yes, of course!” I answered.”Well, your talent reminded me of Ramona Quimby.”  Best. Compliment. Ever.

What are some of the more awkward conversations you’ve ever had?


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