As most of you know by now my husband, Brent, works at a bank in our small but bustling town. Which means that he gets to see and talk to a lot of people throughout his days. He and I have always enjoyed quirky sayings, so from time to time he'll come home and tell me about something he heard someone say, or he'll shoot me a quick email with a funny remark he heard.
Here are just a few:
The teller asked a little boy of about 4 or 5, "How are you?"
He responded, "I'm pretty much."
Someone asked an older customer, "What are you doing?"
He said, "Nothing. I ain't doing nothing and I've got all day to do it."
A customer walked in and was asked, "What are you up to?"
He quipped, "Oh, about 190 pounds or so."
At one of the branches where Brent worked, there was a building in town that was having construction done to it. The owner of the building, or someone [details are sometimes lost on me], came in the bank and was asked how long construction like that would normally take.
"Normal!?" He laughed, "Normal is a setting on your washing machine. Haven't you figured that out? It's snowing in May. Normal doesn't matter."
And one of my favorites, though a bit crass, that never ceases to make Brent and I chuckle:
There was an older gentleman that came in once, a man that my father in law would most definitely refer to as an "old codger." Through a stream of events, Brent ended up having to give him a ride home [small town banking at its best, folks]. While driving across town, the man felt led to share some of his life with Brent, at which point this little nugget slipped out:
"Well son, I've been through more shit than a wagon wheel."
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Does your family have any funny sayings or responses to questions that make you chuckle?