Thursday, April 23, 2009

I've Joined Them

I don't have much tolerance for people who are one-uppers like these:

Oh, no. A basketball net thingie just fell on Checkered's car!
Well, that's nothing. We had a basketball thingie and the child attached to it fall on our car!

We have ADD living in our house.
Too bad, but we have ADHD living in ours!

I can't believe I came in here for a gallon of milk and just spent $127.
I only came in here to use the bathroom and it cost me $289.

Pepper the puppy ate a Lego set.
How much was it worth?
I don't know. $10?
Okay, that's good because our dog ate my glasses. That was a $400 snack.

I have a crazy student in my class this term.
I'm sorry, but I have a crazy student and I'm crazy, too.

My butt is getting bigger.
Yes, it is.

(Sometimes they take a little one-upping break...)

It was a dark day recently when someone said to me,
"I see that your son has a lazy eye."

And I simply couldn't stop myself:
His eye is NOT lazy. It's called Duane Retraction Syndrome and it's a disorder for which there is no surgical intervention. It's sooooo much more than a lazy eye.

Perhaps spurred by the stricken look on the face of the other person, I had an epiphany. I had become one of THEM!



Anonymous said...

I got overconscientious about trying NOT to do that because some people just want to tell you something, get it off their chest, and not hear any story at all.~Mary
ps the butt one. OH THAT IS BAD.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

LMAO!!!!!!!!! I dont have any of that, heck no not me... by the way did I tell you

Jeannelle said...

Yeah, I've fallen into one-upping mode, especially when socializing with people I don't know very well. Then on the way home, I berate myself for having such a big mouth. That ol' competitive human nature....

Dog_geek said...

Okay, I had to laugh at this post (although I'm sorry to read about your son's eye.)

Mental P Mama said...

Oh dear, I think I know that person.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...


Busy Bee Suz said...

This is funny. You are FUNNY.

Treasia Stepp said...

Oh God I sincerely hope it wasn't me. I do find myself doing that from time to time and don't realize it till done. Sorry if it was me.

Reddirt Woman said...

You did good on this one girl!


pam said...

I think people mostly just try to relate. I don't know that they try to one up. And in the case of what you said, if you had said it to me, I would probably think you were just explaining.

claudia said...

Ha Ha Ha! I love this post, cause it is so true!
I liked your "My butt is getting bigger". Too bad it didn't work! (It would have with me...I'm slow), and like some of the other commenters, I fall into that category once in a while, even though I try really hard not too.

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Your blog is good, but mine is even better!!

Ok, I am so kidding, but that one up stuff drives me nuts! Of course it probably drives you nuttier! :)

Lucy and Ethel said...

So true! And this makes me want to pay better attention to others who do this.

Because I sure don't.



Lady Christie said...

Yeah well I have been one of them longer lol jk.