A couple months ago I was sitting in a restaurant eating lunch when I overheard an odd confession at an adjacent table. A young high school looking girl said the following to her male friend: “My parents leave the TV on all night long for the dog.”
Wow. At first I thought this was just plain funny. But then it occurred to me that these people were wasting quite a lot of electricity by leaving the TV on all night long. They must really really love their dog!
I’m sorry, but this just stuck me funny when I saw it at the store.
“I’m trying to lose a few pounds, so I’ll just buy these Twinkies and Ding Dongs. Hey, they’re only a hundred calories!”
Funny. Those marketing guys are good, huh?
Overheard in the car after opening up a small rubbery alien toy received from a candy machine:
Karsten (4 yrs): Ewwwww. Smell it!
Elijah (6 yrs): Smells weird.
Karsten: [Pause. Eyes get real big.] It smells like a REAL alien!
Overheard last night while driving home from the ice cream stand:
Karsten (4 yrs): Whoa, that was bumpy! I feeled a lot of bumps. That made me jiggle.
Elijah (6 yrs): The correct word is felt.
Karsten: That made me felt.
When asked if he wants more apple before a treat: “No, I’m full. Well, my food side is full but my treat part is empty.”
While watching mommy mopping: “Mommy, do you have a ‘caution wet floor’?”
An odd breakfast request: “I would like cheese, peas, and toothpicks.”
During a dinner discussion of wedding rings: “You guys did a great job getting married.”