Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ways I Am Not A Grown-Up, The Fourth In A Potentially Infinite Series

"So what?" still strikes me as a perfectly serviceable comeback*. I think of it as the workhorse of comebacks--it may not have mastered the dance moves of a Lippizzaner or have the lightning speed of a thoroughbred, but it pulls its weight when there's work to be done.



*Granted, it's no "So's your face!"

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  1. How about "I know you are but what am I?" ;)

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    1. Oh, yes, that's a good one, too. :)

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  2. Oh! You know I love this so much. So what? is a perfectly reasonable response to other people's complete unreasonableness.
    "You have food in your hair."
    "So what?"
    "I went to Mars last week."
    "So what?"
    "I can see your crack in those jeans when you sit down."
    "So's your face!"

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    1. I'm at a lost as to how to convey the exact combination of snort, chuckle and giggle that escaped me upon reading this comment. Clearly, I've never entirely recovered from the original "So's your face!" conversation.

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    1. Oh, I'm SUCH a fan of that one, too--although your Jersey accent probably gives it just a little more ooomph than my washed-out moved around my whole life inflection does.

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    1. I saw a great T-Shirt that said

      Whisky
      Tango
      Foxtrot

      - Might need to get that :)

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    2. I think we all need that T-shirt in coordinating colors. It's how we'll all recognize each other on the mean streets of the real world.

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  5. As good as "your point being?" which is also one of my faves. So what is perfectly legitimate in every situation.

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    1. Ah, WTF is one of my go-tos. I like Jane's too:)

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    2. Another good one! "Your point being?" is a good neutralizer that actually sounds sort of intellectual if you say it just right.

      Daughter-Only went through a phase a year or so ago where she used to say "WTF and a half!" That never ceased to crack me up, which probably makes me a horrible parent since the word was implied if not actually spoken.

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