A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
My wife is a woman of relatively few words, on most occasions. Here is a list of her favorite words and sayings:
Really? Spoken with a variety of inflections in response to authoritative statements I make.
Whatever! Spoken with a tinge, from minor to major, of sarcasm in response to statements I make with which she may disagree or find obnoxious.
Is that right? Words spoken as an alternative to "really."
"Oh goody," when reminded that we are married forever.
"Wow! I'm really impressed!" when I reminded her I was a Doctor of Philosophy.
"When do you plan to throw out the pile of magazines in the magazine stand that has been there a year and a half?" Self explanatory. I threw them away this summer, though some were of historical interest. She is now searching for a replacement question.
"That's really tough," in reply to my desperate pleadings about how parched I am and need a cold, refreshing beverage.
"Third and eight and you're running the ball up the middle? How stupid can you get?" Self explanatory.
"I'm not bringing you to (WalMart, Costco, wherever) any more," spoken for a variety of reasons which I feel are invalid.
"Do you have to be so rude?" Spoken for reasons totally unknown to me.
"Just show me one," Spoken in response to my statement that if she gets tired of me there are millions of women waiting for me.
As I think up other favorite words and sayings that my dear wife speaks frequently to me, I will add them to the list. She refuses to play "Name That Tune" with me, which is played by tapping out the rhythm of a song on the wall or the bedstead, even though I have offered her upwards of at least a million dollars if she gets it right. She also refuses to rate me on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of being polite and having good manners, just so I will be aware of those areas in which self improvement is required. I did tell her the other day, though, that I was really thankful for her, and that I thought every husband should tell their wives that at least once every 40 years if they intended to have a happy marriage.