Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Forbidden Phrase

Last night I met a guy. Wait, let me start over.

Last night I hung out with guy. This guy, we will call him Dick, and I weren't strangers. We have known each other since college. So really, last night I hung out with an old friend.

Dick and I were at a birthday party for our dear friend Stephanie. Throughout the evening I was reminded that Dick is a great guy. He believes in God, fun to be around, has health insurance, and common sense. As a single person, believing in God, a personality, health insurance, and common sense are sometimes hard qualities to find. Yes, I'm being serious. No, I'm not just being picky.

Since Dick has those qualities, I started thinking. Why have I never noticed these things about Dick? Where have I been all these years? But then it happened. He used the forbidden phrase. When telling a story he said, and I quote, she was blowing up my phone.

Unless you are P.Diddy, Snoop Dogg, or Kesha I do not want to hear about anyone blowing up your phone. Do we have an understanding? I need to know you understand me. It's important to me.

Thank you for your time. I feel better to get this off my chest, again.


ann said...

Oh my, everything about this made me smile. :)

Scotty said...

You needs to edumacate him.

Renee said...

Maybe we should print up business cards explaining why they have no business using the phrase? It could be considered a not-for-profit educational thing and maybe even earn you a tax credit. I mean you would be doing a HUGE public service.

Anonymous said...

Hahah when he said that I wanted to start cracking up! Funny boy!
Sister #1

Michelle said...

Oh dear, Jeremy used that phrase the other day....his phone was blowing up....and I used the almond butter on my toast the past 2 days, the chocolate taste
Like nutella!

Bone said...

Well a lotta good that health insurance is gonna do him now.

Good job, Dick.

Julie M. said...

Holy cow I feel old. I don't think I have ever heard the phrase blowing up the phone. Blowing up buildings yes, the situation blowing up in my face, most definitely. Stick a fork in me and call me done. :)

Tarren and Erin said...

I totally agree with you. People should never use that phrase.

OK Chick said...

HAHA! Erin your comment makes me really laugh, because you know Dick pretty well.