My mother, who passed a year ago today, was sweet, but she had her sharp side, too.
If somebody obviously thought highly of himself, she would say (behind his back, of course; she wasn’t that cutting):
If you could buy him for what he’s worth and sell him for what he thinks he’s worth, you’d make a tidy profit.
Or “you’d make a right smart piece of change,” depending on how colloquial she was feeling at the time.
Miss you, Mom!
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: Write about somebody who thinks better of him/herself than is warranted. Or write about somebody sweet with a touch of vinegar.