Thursday, May 14, 2009

It all comes down to enunciation.

On Mother's Day when you find an inch of standing water in the basement from a leaky bathtub that needs to be sealed and you have to run into Lowe's by yourself to pick up the caulk so your husband can repair it and you can't find the stinking caulk anywhere in the store and you realize you are going to have to ask someone (anyone) for help and all those people are apparently of the male persuasion you will discover that there is no good way to ask where the location of said item is.

For example (you may need to say this out loud to understand what I'm getting at here):

"Can you show me where you keep your caulk?"

"I need some caulk. Can you help me?"

"I'm looking for caulk and can't find it. Can you point me in the right direction?"

Next time I'm totally sending Thomas in to deal with it.


Halie said...

hilarious! It took me a second to get it after reading it a few times.

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

My husband and FIL cracked up at me once when I said that word.I have never said it again.

Fiona said...

I hear you. I once gave an entire lecture on the Whiskey Rebellion, talking at length about wheat farming in the post-Revolutionary era. Giggles. Giggles. Giggles from the back of the room.


"The Founding Fathers were growing weed?"

Uh, no. No, kids. WheeeeTT.

It's all about enunciation, as you say.

dewde said...

1. Awesome.

2. Fully qualify dangerous words in addition to proper enunciation. Adding "Tub and Tile" to the front of the "C" word will do wonders. But please... not until after you have secured the blog material.


Anonymous said...

You crack me up!


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Carey said...

SO funny! Thanks for the laugh!