Here’s another one from my grandfather that I use like ALL the TIME.
It started out as the punchline of a joke that can be as long as you care to stretch it out, or can be as short as it needs to be. Once he passed the joke on to me, we just used the punch line on every appropriate occasion.
Someone called a pharmacy (or lawyer’s office or doctor’s office or computer repair place or anywhere dispensing hard-won and expert answers) after hours and a member of the cleaning crew picked up the phone and said, “Hello.” The caller asked a detailed and complex question. At the end of it (and it can, as I say, be as convoluted and drawn-out as the traffic will bear), the one who answered said:
When I said, “Hello,” I done told you everything I knew.
Yeah, I use that a lot.
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