Wednesday, July 25, 2012

To cuss or not to cuss.................

That is the question......................

I was not going to post my thoughts on this because I really don't want to offend anybody - but hey - it's a fact of life - a lot of us different degrees of course - but I really just can't imagine doing furniture all day - and all of the mishaps that that entails without letting a few of them slip under my breath.

I mean how can " Oh Dear " cover the anguish and despair of half a tin of paint spilling on to the floor.
How can " Dang it " ever possibly convey the gut wrenching pain of stubbing your toe against a dresser that's
in the middle of the room because it's being worked on?
How can " Oh Oh! " ever - in a million years - describe forgetting to put clear wax on BEFORE applying the dark wax. 
And " for goodness sakes " just doesn't make the cloth when you've spelled something wrong on a Subway Dresser and only realize it after it's completely finished.................
This business calls for - insists actually - that we let a few of them out now and then or quite frankly I think we would explode - 
But the problem with that is it sometimes spills over into our everyday life as well.
And then it becomes verbal gas - something that just slips out when you least expect it - and you're left having to murmur a meek " excuse me - I don't know where that came from " as your eyes dart all over the
room - actually it's worse because in this case you can't say " what are you looking at, that certainly didn't come from me"?

Which brings me to the reason I am writing this post.

John went to the bank today and was standing behind 2 elderly ladies - his guess would be that they were in their late 80's - dressed to the hilt - hair coiffed - beautifully manicured - jewels hanging from anywhere jewels can hang from - heels - the whole shebang - you've got the picture, right?
Now here's the conversation

- So tell me, have you sold your place in Florida?
and the whispered reply
- Yes I did - but I think they F_ _ _ed me.................

There you go -
My guess would be she worked on furniture most of her life.


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  1. Ha ha ha! That's hilarious! After teaching elementary school for years I have all kinds of truncated variations of bad words that slip out. :)

  2. Too funny, I am a mother of 5, step mother to 3 and grandmother to 7, and yes I swear occasionally. I don't mean too and I try to watch myself around the grandkids. But sometimes, like when you stub your toe and it feels like you broke it, yes the F word comes out. And when I am in the garage working on stuff if I was being recorded for TV there would be alot of Beeps. But it is cute when you hear it come out of someone you don't expect to hear swear. again thanks for the laugh lol

  3. Ha!! Hilarious post. Cuss away my friend : )

  4. Ha!! Too funny thanks for the laugh !!

  5. Suzy I know how you feel, but you must stop the urge and nip it in the bud. See that sounds much better...LOL

    As you say it all becomes verbal gas in which you can't stop it even if you wanted to.

    So just chillax and breathe! TTYL

    1. Hi Patricia - it was just in good fun, really - and sparked by the conversation John overheard at the bank!!!
      BTW - did you know you're a no-reply blogger? Not sure if that's
      intentional or not!
      I'm chillax ( ing ) right now, lol

  6. you are so funny Suzyq! I say a lot of really NICE words when I'm working all by my lonesome on a project. Oh. Heck. sometimes some WORDS slip out when my grandkids are around but I try to contain myself. I did the big move to WORDPRESS and I have sooooo much to learn. I was down for a few hours, not that I wanted to be!!!! Stop by my place and see if I'm up. I still have lots of work to do.

  7. HAHA, love it!! Classy old ladies, tooo funny!

    Hum, I never swear when I have furniture mishaps. Never. If you believe that, I have some swamp land for you in Florida. (If you buy it, then you can say what the old lady said...)

    I had my niece over this week-end with her 3 year old and her 6 year old. I let a couple of words slip...My niece is pretty chill, and besides, the kids were too busy to pay attention to the old aunt, thankfully, lol!

  8. Hahahahaha!! That story made my day. :)
    Thanks for making me smile!

  9. That was hilarious! I expected some cursing---but not the "f" bomb!
    It reminds me of my mom's story at the attorney's office.
    ---a VERY senior couple came into reception while mom was waiting. They were both quite infirm and profoundly deaf, and "yelling" back and forth annoyed with one another to finish filling out their documents---for their PRE-NUP!
    Gotta love those seniors!
    Visiting from Redoux!---Catherine

    1. Love this story - lol - they still have some spunk in them!!!
      Tried to reply by email - but you're a no reply blogger!!!

  10. Thanks for the laugh! I, of course, never swear. lol ~ Maureen

  11. You crack me up!! I needed a good laugh today! :)

  12. OMG! I absolutely love it! Your theory probably explains why my husband has a terrible mouth--that furniture building hobby of his. :) (actually he doesn't seem to cuss working with wood, but boy oh boy, get him doing plumbing and the windows better be shut because the neighbor kids are learning some new words!)

    Thanks for coming by and following. I'm looking forward to following you too!

    Have a great day.

  13. LOL! I just almost spit coffee all over my keyboard. I love those ladies! Your right, sometimes no matter how hard you try it slips out. I had that happen recently and my children (all very much grown) heard me say a bad word (OK it did start with an F) and they all rolled in laughter.
    But my eldest the intellect (who is 35) stated that cuss words were designed to bring emphasis to what you are saying but if you overuse them they are useless so I used it correctly by totally getting everyone's attention with a word I almost never use. LOL
    Have a super day!

  14. bahahahahahahha!!!! love it!

  15. I have two small children that pick up anything I say so I try not to cuss. It's a difficult think to do...

  16. Wehey! I'm following you after hours of trying to Linky up to no avail and then finally getting accepted and stuffing it up monumentally so that the blog I'm trying to follow is listed as mine! Think I'm straightened out now!
    You can't beat a ''b*ll*cks'' muttered under your breath at times like these.

  17. LOL!!! I'm all for swearing when it's necessary. I just hate it when people are dropping F-bombs left and right. But, swearing?!?! HELL YEAH!! :-)

  18. Good one:) I am hosting a Giveaway where you can win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you drop by My Dream Canvas :)

  19. It's hilarious when children and the elderly cuss! Except when it's your kid or your granny doing it LOL. Thanks for stopping by, leaving such a nice comment and following me. I'm linky following you too.

  20. Lol...I've been a profanity user for years! Proud of it. (um no, I don't have verbal diarrhea in front of people). Loved the story. My neighbor and their whole family cusses profusely. It's a culture thing she told me. Anyway, she took her 3 year old to home depot and was waiting to check-out. It was busy. The little girl blurts out (loudly) ," CHRIST, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THESE F---ING LINES!!!" My neighbor said she just walked away and denied any relation to the child. LOL That cracked me up.
    I'm your newest follower by the way. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  21. OH MY GOSH....there you go again, girl! I actually guffawed out loud when I read this - as my husband slowly turned with eyebrows raised and asked if I was ok. lolol! I am soooo enjoying reading your blog!!! You need to write a book about your life and experiences!!!

    xoxo laurie

  22. OMG! I think I just peed my pants!!!

  23. LOL! Well I know where you stand on this anyway after you called me a beech this week. And I wasn't even painting any furniture.


  24. Great story Suzan. I've never quite been able to nip my swearing in the bud. Perhaps I need a swearing sphincter.

  25. Hilarious! I gave up swearing when I had children. They're all grown now and they all swear. A lot of good that did!

  26. Hilarious! I gave up swearing when I had children. They're all grown now and they all swear. A lot of good that did!


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