3/17/2007

Open Mouth, Insert Foot



Have you ever spoken first and thought later and immediately wished that you could take the words back ... or that you could crawl into a hole? These are testimonials of some people who did.

1. I walked into a hair salon with my husband and three kids in tow and asked loudly... "How much do you charge for a shampoo and a blow job?" I turned around and walked back out and never went back. My husband didn't say a word; he knew better.

2. I was at the golf store comparing different kinds of golf balls. I was unhappy with the women's type I had been using. After browsing for several minutes, I was approached by one of the good-looking gentlemen who works at the store. He asked if he could help me. Without thinking, I looked at him and said, "I think I like playing with men's balls."

3. My sister and I were at the mall and passed by a store that sold a variety of candy and nuts. As we were looking at the display case, the boy behind the counter asked if we needed any help. I replied, "No, I'm just looking at your nuts." My sister started to laugh hysterically, the boy grinned, and I turned beet-red and walked away. To this day, my sister has never let me forget.

4. While in line at the bank one afternoon, my toddler decided to release some pent-up energy and ran amok. I was finally able to grab hold of her after receiving looks of disgust and annoyance from other patrons. I told her that if she did not start behaving "right now" she would be punished. To my horror, she looked me in the eye and said in a voice just as threatening, "If you don't let me go right now, I will tell Grandma that I saw you kissing Daddy's pee-pee last night!" The silence was deafening after this frightening exchange. Even the tellers stopped what they were doing. I mustered up the last of my dignity and walked out of the bank with my daughter in tow. The last thing I heard when the door closed behind me was screams of laughter.

5. Have you ever asked your child a question too many times? My three-year-old son had a lot of problems with potty training and I was on him constantly. One day we stopped at Taco Bell for a quick lunch in between errands. It was very busy, with a full dining room. While enjoying my taco, I smelled something funny, so of course I checked my seven-month-old daughter, and she was clean. Then I realized that Danny had not asked to go potty in a while, so I asked him if he needed to go, and he said "No." I kept thinking, "Oh Lord, that child has had an accident, and I don't have any clothes with me." Then I said, "Danny, are you SURE you didn't have an accident?" "No," he replied. I just KNEW that he must have had an accident, because the smell was getting worse. Soooooo, I asked one more time, "Danny, did you have an accident?" This time he jumped up, yanked down his pants, bent over and spread his cheeks and yelled, "SEE MOM, IT'S JUST FARTS!!" While 30 people nearly choked to death on their tacos laughing! He calmly pulled up his pants and sat down. An old couple made me feel better by thanking me for the best laugh they'd ever had!

6. This had most of the state of Michigan laughing for 2 days and a very embarrassed female news anchor who will, in the future, likely think before she speaks. What happens when you predict snow but don't get any... a true story. We had a female news anchor that, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn't, turned to the weatherman and asked: "So Bob, where's that 8 inches you promised me last night?" Not only did HE have to leave the set, but half the crew did too ... they were laughing so hard!


The Week in Review With Twisted Linguistics

My favorites from the Words Gone Wild run to ground and brought to justice this week include

ignoranuses - Dumb asses.

gineapig - A hog that's been in the gin.

From a medical article: Heartworm is an infectious, life-threatening cardiovascular disease spread by misquotes.

history bares repeating - Going back to the nude beach for another look.

Kool-aide - A really hip helper.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

4 comments:

Hale McKay said...

LOL! Great stories - life's embarrassing moments.

I am reminded of the time before we were old enough to drive and depended on bicycles as our mode of transportation. A friend of mine went into a local department store to buy a replacement for a broken part on his bike.

He very innocently approached the man in the bicylce aisle and said, "I'd like to look at your rear ends."

For several years after we would ask Dave if he'd like to have a look at our rear ends.

Serena Joy said...

Funny story, Mike. I can see why it took a long time for Dave to live that one down.:)

Trish said...

I fell on the floor laughing about the shampoo and blow job. I'm afraid now, I may inadvertantly say that next time I go to the salon. It's an understandable mistake, but funny as could be.

Serena Joy said...

I just know I'm going to say that sometime, too, Trish. I mean, you can't unring that bell. It's in our heads now.

Thanks so much for stopping by!