Tuesday, October 24, 2006


A joke from a Mom's Calendar on my desk at work:

"What a Northern Mom says:

If you can't say something nice about someone then don't say anything at all!"

"What a Southern Mom says:

Her hair is such a ratted mess, bless her heart"

You may have had to experience life in the South to fully appreciate this humor, but let me tell you, I laughed at loud. The joke reminded me of the time when I bought new strappy sandals for wearing to work. I showed them to my boss' boss, a fashionista in her own, Texas-way, who said so sweetly with a drawl, "Why NSP...those are very cute new shoes that you have there. Now all you need to do is get those toenails done and you will be fit for show"

Literally, the words, "fit for show" were thrown in my direction in response to my UNPAINTED toenails.

I love Texas.


Anonymous said...

I truly understand and see the incredible humor in every single part of this post.

Two or twenty times now I've worn something to work that is either brand spanking new or I just haven't worn in a while. Comment from the boss without fail:

That's cute! Did you go shopping?

Uh..yeah. Her way of telling me I don't shop enough. LOL.


jenna said...

having lived in the crazy vortex called houston, as well as great northeast, i too, see all the humor - especially b/c i know who that boss's boss was and can totally picture it! :)

but may i remind you that you are confused. you don't love texas. you are missing some FINE fall folliage and crisp hot cocoa nights up here while you swelter in 85 degree heat in october.

Sarcastic said...

My AC guy called me "honey" and "babydoll."


Jen said...

Ha! Fit for show! 'Tis lucky I don't live there, people would probably find me weird when I asked what sort of critters I'd be competin' against. Of course, people here find me weird too, so maybe it wouldn't be so bad.

Stone's Throw said...

At my job, I am told a lot of: I can see your butt.
Also, you are wearing boys' training underwear.

I'm not training for anything!
And my ass is not for sale.

OF COURSE, we're FIT FOR SHOW, nincompoops! Are they fit for audience????????????? THAT is the question.