It’s disturbing how often I find myself shouting, “Stop biting the vacuum cleaner!”
I posted something similar to that sentence on Twitter Thursday morning. Within minutes, I had replies from oodles of Twitter pals offering similar phrases they never thought they’d find themselves yelling:
- Get your butt out of my face!
- Stop licking the carpet!
- Don’t eat that!
- Stop dominating her!
- Quit biting your tushy!
At a certain point, it occurred to me none of us actually specified we were talking about pets. Perhaps some of us weren’t.
Nevertheless, the whole thing made me giggle, and made me post it on Facebook just for more giggles. (For the record, if you think I make this stuff up for cheap laughs, behold the reply on Facebook from my young roommate noting how he overheard me yelling the vacuum thing that very morning. It’s true, people. Except when it’s not).
What are some phrases you’ve caught yourself shouting to pets, kids, or significant others that make you shake your head and mutter, “is this really my life?”
Please share! We could all use the laughter.
Also, don’t forget to drop by The Debutante Ball today where we’ve been chatting about writing advice all week. Today, I tell you why you should ignore me.
Have a great weekend!