Ever found yourself quoting sayings that you heard when you were younger and your parents were "old?" Remember thinking "I'm never going to say that; it so retarded sounding?" If so, you're in fine company; I thought I'd NEVER say some of the stuff that bursts out of my mouth these days. Sadly, I'm now peppering my speech with these sayings that make me look (and feel) so old. The below sayings are ones I swore I'd never say, let alone, write about...
This one is wrong on a lot of different levels. First off, I'm so old that I really don't remember what happened 'back in my day.' I think I might have walked uphill both to and from school, but the newspaper stuffed in my shoes distracted me so I didn't mind.'Back in my day' was a long long time ago and it shows when this one is mumbled under my breath.
Second off, I'm not dead yet so isn't today 'my day' anyway? What happens 30 years from now? Do 'my days' increase or are they always waaaaay back when?
This one usually precedes an exasperating clause of whatever got me started followed by a barrage of expletives. Such as 'The kids today ARE RUDE #$#$$%^,' or 'The kids today can't read &^%$#$#@.'
The last time I use this saying was when a teenage clerk was busy talking on the phone with her girlfriend - (what are YOU going to wear? NO YOU CAN'T WEAR THAT! Did you know BRAD is going to be there! No my Mom says I can't go.'.....For real!) and trying to give me change at the same time. She misread the receipt and gave me the amount I'd spent instead of the amount I should have gotten as change. AND, when I interrupted her conversation to tell her she gave me the wrong change (and was going to be $73 short in her till -what, she asked impatiently, was a till?), I got a dirty look. I took my $73 and went home and donated it that afternoon to the animal shelter. Just seemed like the right thing to do, although, upon reflection, maybe I should have sent it to an educational society.
This one just makes you sound OLD unless, of course, you're 20 and then it's cute as all get out. And, whomever utters it, I suppose it's a whole lot better than cursing. Maybe not...
And, what the heck does "For Heaven's Sake" mean anyway? Is there a "For Hell's sake?"
And, its cousin Whoopsi-daisy!
Oh boy, does this one date ya. It ranks right up there with calling a couch a davenport. I caught myself saying this the last time I tripped as I shuffled my feet getting out of bed.
This one makes me nostalgic as my college roommate had it printed on a gold necklace as a graduation present to me. I've long lost it (or forgotten where I put it). But, 'I remember when' she gave it to me.
I am coming back with another h5 and reading this once more for old times sake.
Great humor which is always wonderful no matter how old it is. Thank you.
I always swore I'd never say to my children, "Because I said so" ... but I did say that once or twice!
I am NOT turning into my mother. I'm NOT!
Yikes. Does this mean I really AM old?!
Ha ha! Yup, for heaven's sake! :)
Well, ain't it the truth? When I hear some of these things (and others) coming out of my mouth, I about turn around: expecting it was really my mother, behind me, saying them!
Oh my gosh! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the comments on this list. Might have to do a list 5 of my favorite comments ever. You guys win. And lifetender, I chose not to breed but I do care for my elderly Mom. I asked her to do something just yesterday and she didn't want to. She asked me why she had to do it. 'Because I said so' cracked us both right up!
Good Golly Miss Molly - time's, they are a changin'
Fantastic list. I am sooooo glad you taught that clerk a lesson. That should have cleared her rude ignorance. But you're right, sometimes we are just compelled to say 'em. "Great Land O' Goshin'" as little Abner would say! H%
This list is hysterical. I simply cannot quit laughing. Oopsi-Daisy is precious. Remember when Hugh Grant said it? HI5
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