13 May 2009

I Hate It When That Happens!

The boy walks into my room wearing only a t-shirt and underwear.

Me: "What the Hell? Why aren't you dressed?"
Boy: "I'm getting dressed right now!"
Me: "But you were fully dressed five minutes ago!"
Boy: "Oh ya . . . I forgot . . . I guess I'm just getting dressed again!"


QueenMeadow said...

you swore at him? tsk tsk.

too funny! I walked in on my two boys this morning, Ian totally covered up his chest but not his lower bits, made me giggle :)

NG said...

Oh my gosh, we've had that same conversation in our house at least half a dozen times this month.

CarrieAnne said...

QM-"Hell" is not a swear. It's just not. It's one of those words that you use to add more emphasis, or if a situation really is hellish.

Note the difference in these two examples.
"Is the tub full?"
"Yeah it is."

So dry and dull.

But if you add a little hell to it...
"Is the tub full?"
"Hell yeah it is!"
...you understand that water is probably pouring out onto the floor and that the mess will only be cleaned up after every towel in the house has been used to sop up the water...then you'll have to wash 6 loads of towels. Not to mention the mess that was made when the water soaked through to the floor below the bathroom...which just happens to be the garage.

That your car is parked in.

Which means that your car is now covered in drywall from the ceiling collapsing onto it. Which means you have to call your neighbor...again...so you can fill up his truck with groady, waterlogged, drywall bits. You'll also need some bodywork on the car, which will take a few months because your homeowners insurance and your car insurance argue about who should pay for it. And of course you're out of a car while they fight over it.

You have to take the bus to work, which means you have to leave 1 1/2 hours before you need to be there because Springville only has one bus route.

Never mind that if you had a car it would only take 25 minutes to drive there...

See how this is all conveyed just by adding a little "hell"?

Lis- So sorry about the hellish disrobement at your house. I totally understand. The Man does this All. The. Time.

Alice said...

Happy Birthday to you. You live in a zoo. You look like a monkey and you smell like one tooo. Happy Birthday lizard. I love you!