Posts Tagged ‘Funny’

L. Was The One Who Pointed Out She’d Gotten The Date Wrong

March 2, 2022

It was easy for me to remember my anniversary this year because L’s Mother helpfully marked it on the calendar . . . incorrectly, but she did mark it.

Point To The Boy For That One

July 28, 2020

Yesterday the “Not-So-Brave Hero” was sighted around here, and (for some reason) he was being attacked by soldiers, leading to the following exchange:

The Not-So-Brave Hero (a.k.a., me): Why are you even attacking me in the first place? What are you, some kind of heedless horseman?!

Soldier #1 (a.k.a., my son): I don’t even have a horse, so that makes me a “steedless” horseman!

My Mother On Gender Neutral Bathrooms

January 14, 2019

Mom:  I don’t know what the big deal is.  At some point in our lives every one of us has used the men’s bathroom when the line to the lady’s was too long.

Me:  I know I have.

Overheard While L. And Lala Were Playing Chess

December 24, 2018

Lala: (after L. had taken her pawn)  Bye, pawn!

L:  You know what they say, “let ‘bye pawns’ be ‘bye pawns‘”.

To Her Credit, She Realized What She Had Just Done Even Before I Could Say “Really?”

November 2, 2018

Last night while talking with Lala we were both struggling to come up with the right term for something when she looked at me and said, “Why can’t English be more like German where you can just take two words and mash them together like some sort of . . . uberword.”

It Takes Actual Wisdom To Listen Though

February 9, 2018

Sometimes wisdom sounds like you telling yourself that now is not the time to be funny.

It Was Surprisingly Catchy

January 11, 2018

It’s always funny to me what’s funny to me after two nights of little to no sleep.  Today in my son’s virtual school his teacher put up a link for a song and the link didn’t work despite numerous attempts on her part.

So that’s how my son and I ended up singing several enthusiastic (if tuneless) rounds of “Service Unavailable . . . HTTP . . . Error 503 . . . This Service Is UNavailable!”

But Where’s The Fun In That?

December 18, 2017

Recently I started watching Ash vs Evil Deadnothing particularly surprising in that fact, but it did give me an odd moment when I went to make a phone call right after watching an episode.  For one moment having “Evil” on my contacts list took on a whole new meaning . . .

(His actual name is “Evel,” presumably after Evel Knievel, of course.)

Sure, I’d Assembled A Desk, But That Hardly Seems In The Same Category!

July 10, 2017

From a phone conversation with someone whose morning was far more eventful than mine:

Them:  So far this morning I’ve had coffee, [redacted], and I’m getting ready for a shower.

Me:  I haven’t even had coffee yet!

I’m Still Holding Out Hope That He Was Kidding

June 16, 2017

What follows is funny story I heard from a server last night.  I’m not sure I fully believe this actually happened to her because I’d like to think that nobody would ever say this without being kidding, but the story is funny none the less:

So I had this table, big party, like fourteen people, and I got the impression that they were not going to be good tippers (You get a feel for that sort of thing after a while.), but I wasn’t too worried about it because this was back in the days when we were allowed to automatically include the gratuity on big parties.  I gave them my best service, and, yes, they ran me ragged, but they weren’t really mean about it or anything, so there was that, and the final ticket, of course, came out to several hundred dollars.

Like I said, I’d already gotten the feeling that no matter what I did there wasn’t going to be a big tip in my future, but what I wasn’t prepared for was there being no concept of tipping at all!  (And, yes, they were American, where, like it or not, tipping is part of the culture.)

“Okay,” I heard one of them announce once the bill had arrived.  “Who ordered the ‘gratuity’?  Because that is expensive!'”