Know-It-All #1LinerWednesday

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.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone is asked a difficult question on a subject they know little-to-nothing about.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Know-It-All #1LinerWednesday

  1. pm laberge

    September 5, 2018 at 7:08am

    I gots ta rememberize that one, so I can utilize it as the need arizulates.
    I done told you all I know.
    Not much is it?

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  2. Mitchell Allen

    September 5, 2018 at 8:37am

    Marian, that is fantastic! I can just see that playing out. Woe to any professional who doesn’t set up an answering service. LOL



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  3. Dan Antion

    September 5, 2018 at 9:10am

    I like that. I’d be tempted to go with “you’ve confused me with someone who cares” but this is nicer.

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