Sunday, February 17, 2008

Direct Quote

Charming old man from church in a very loud voice: "HEY YOU - I'VE BEEN WANTING TO ASK YOU A QUESTION..."

Me: *smiling* "Yes, sir?"

Charming old man from church: "ARE YOU ON THE NEST?"

Me: *recovering quickly* "No sir. And I hope to never be again in my natural life!"

Charming old man from church: "HUH??"

Me: "NO SIR. AND I HOPE TO NEVER BE AGAIN IN MY NATURAL LIFE!!"

Charming old man from church: "WELL AMEN TO THAT!"

*note to self - step up the pilates - the hunchfront MUST go!*

20 comments:

God's Guitar Girl said...

I can't even say how I would've reacted to that! (I'm not sure I've got enough functioning brain cells left to have even understood the topic of conversation at the time!) If people would simply think three times before opening their mouths...

mel said...

what in the world??

good recovery -- and creativity!

Jenster said...

I so wouldn't have gotten that! You're so smart. And clever!

(And why do older people think they can say anything??)

Alana said...

I would have no idea what he was talking about. Never heard that term before.

His Girl said...

I so wouldn't have gotten that! You're so smart. And clever!

(And why do older people think they can say anything??)

Jenster stole my thoughts so I took them back.

Gretchen said...

The reason they think they can say anything is because sometimes they happen to be demented. At least let's hope so. Otherwise, this man was just a jerk; old or not!

BTW, happened to me by a florist. I resolved then and there to nevah, nevah, nevah, wear jumpers with empire waists. Darn...they were comfortable. For my hunchfront and all...

Gretchen said...

BTW, I finally linked to your blog. Hope that's okay. I was sick of going thru his girl. Not that there's anything wrong with that... :)

Mama P said...

On the nest? I haven't heard that either. If I had known it meant "are you pregnant" then I would have responded, "Yes, my husband, although he is in Iraq, has very fast traveling sperm."

God's Guitar Girl said...

BTW -- what frickin' rock you hidin' under?!? Call me back, mo flicka! :* (that's a smooch, btw)

Jenster said...

Hey! I got a little something for you at my place...

Travis Erwin said...

Funny stuff.

PJ said...

Dear me. Charming old man, indeed!! I'm not sure I've heard that term "on the nest" before, not do I want to...although at my age, it would be a compliment!!!! You were really quick with that one.

Becky said...

Whoa! That is one question (particularly phrased in that way) that should never, ever be uttered!

It's always best to just wait a few months for the evidence...as in the baby in arms, or word from them personally that they are expecting before offering your congratulations.

A gossippy old woman I knew asked me that a few years ago in the middle of Costco (and then had to audacity to pat my muffin top), and I said, "Nope, that's what I get for eating too much chocolate!"

She became kind of flustered and apologetic (trying to remove her foot from her mouth) but I'm guessing she's never asked another soul that question since!

Shauna said...

I've never heard it put quite that way before.

I dread the day someone asks me that.

Why can't baggy t-shirts and sweat pants be the IN style?

Shauna said...

Oh, also, there's a little something for you on my blog.

Becky said...

It must be your big day, because there's a little something for you on my blog, too! ;0)

Marsha said...

You'd have to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" to get that one! "Mary, you on the nest?", asked George. "George Bailey lassos stork!", replies Mary.

Love your new colors!

Sing4joy said...

Look at Marsha giving us the "d's" on where that craziness came from!!
I had no idea!

Zeek said...

I think you responded very nicely! Ah that pooch- wish I could be rid of mine as well! (And sadly I can't blame it on having kids!!!)

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness! I had no idea what the nest was - had to go back and read it twice. You handled it very well.

I have missed reading your posts. Glad to be back in the bloggy world.