>> Saturday, 21 April 2012
My bloggy mate Expat Mum has published a post sharing her family sayings, so thought I would give you a few of mine. Because, you know, it's Saturday and why not? (Not a family saying, by the way).
The Man Look
This one comes from my mother but is now in family-wide use, and refers to the special talent some of us have (not only men, obviously. But mostly men, in our family at least) for walking into a room and saying "But I can't find the cereal / mobile phone / remote control..." when the object they're looking for is lying in plain sight - just not, crucially, in the exact spot that they looking at.
Not as green as I'm cabbage-looking
I tend to use this when I'm trying to explain that whilst I may appear foolish, I am indeed smarter than that. Honest.
Step AWAY from the ---- (insert word of choice, be sure to stress 'away')
Refers to those US cops & robber shows when the police are telling the criminal to 'step AWAY from the vehicle / gun / pile of money on the floor'. We tend to use it in slightly less serious circumstances, when someone who should know better (Husband, me) is caught with our hands in the biscuit tin / bowl of crisps / chocolate cupboard. Oh, the glamour of my life knows no bounds...
Which leads me to:
Oh, the glamour of my life knows no bounds...
'Cause we're expats, right? It's supposed to be glamorous. Ha! Generally used in those moments when I find myself unpacking the washing machine for the nth time that day, wiping crzp from my shoe, am stuck in traffic avoiding the eye of the police officer on the side of the road, or am about to plunge into the weigh-your-own fruit and veg aisle at the hypermarket...
What are your sayings?