More of My Family #1LinerWeds

Other people didn’t get Mom and Grandpa and Grandma and me. We said things to each other that would have been fightin’ words if anybody else had said them to us (singular) or any of the others of us. We were like, “We wouldn’t say a thing like that if we meant it!”

One thing that each of us said to any of the others on multiple occasions is something we would only say to a dear, close friend under circumstances in which that friend knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we didn’t mean it. I don’t know if I’ve ever used it outside my nuclear birth family.

When I want your opinion, I’ll give it to you.

Probably came from some ’50s situation comedy. Sounds kind of Phil Silvers-ish.

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: Something that seems mean, but isn’t.



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 “More of My Family #1LinerWeds

  1. Dan Antion

    October 13, 2021 at 7:06am

    I’ve heard that among family, too. I think the precursor to that remark was a terse “who asked you?”

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