That's Smart!

@p1kef1sh (45640)
February 27, 2009 11:11am CST
I just watched the trailer for "Confessions of a Shopaholic", that's how bored I am right now! The heroine of the film lies on her resume that she speaks Finnish. When her boss introduces her to a Finnish business man he only has a chance to get a couple of words out before she slaps him saying "Men like you are the reason why I left Finland" the inference being that he had said something smutty, and walks off! What smart retorts have you used or heard used to get someone out of a sticky situation.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I'm not quick witted enough for situations like that. I usually think of something brilliant I could have said while laying in bed later that night.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Feb 09
I'd better not ask what the lead up to bed is then! LOL.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Yeah, probably best if you didn't.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Heehee
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
I was once staying at an hotel in Italy when on a tour of Europe - and the coach driver (a horrid Belgian man) had been very attentive to me during the day, bringing flowers and ice-creams, etc., back to the coach after stoppages. That night, he came to my room and was knocking on the door asking to come in. Bugger that, Your Honour! I tried contacting reception, but couldn't get the phone to work - so I then went to the door and told this man I 'had a knife, and I've used it before and won't hesitate to use it again!' He eventually went away - but it made for a very uncomfortable time in the coach for the rest of the trip. I later found out he'd tried the same thing with the other single girl on the tour - so we decided to share a room after that!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Mar 09
Yuk. How unpleasant. That's extremely unprofessional. I hope that aside, you enjoyed the tour. Did you come here too?
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
He was an extremely unattractive man - not that it would have made any difference had he been Belgium's answer to Alan Rickman. (I'd like to think not, anyway ...) I didn't put a tip in his box at the end of the tour, either. Yes, I went to London - stayed in a lovely hotel at Lords (The Westmoreland?) and was able to get a chance to visit my Nan in Wanstead. Wish we'd been able to get out into the country, but sadly, we went to Paris from there.
@Humbug25 (12551)
28 Feb 09
Hi ya p1kef1sh That is pretty smart thinking! I would neither come up with something as smart as that at the appropriate time nor would have the guts to carry it out!!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Feb 09
LOL. I bet you can be feisty if needs be Humbug.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
28 Feb 09
So some other people have told me too p1key so watch your back LOL
• Regina, Saskatchewan
27 Feb 09
Oh my, where to begin. EVERYTHING that comes out of my mouth in a sticky situation is a smart retort! ROFL My most used and favorite I think though goes like this: Sparks has put her foot in it again.... She assumes a posture of melting femininity... Bats her eyes, smiles and says, "Wanna get lit?" while she flicks her bic! ROFL
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Feb 09
LOL. A lighter comment!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Feb 09
Works for me! *she said, flickle giggling lightly* ROFL
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Well, I try to be good and not say that I am what I am not. But f I did have to backpedal on something I said..Well, I would invite a pain or excuse my self to go to the ladies room and find a way not to come back..lol
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Feb 09
They usually lock the windows in the rest rooms to stop folk escaping don't they?! LOL.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Well, a female problem then...go to bathroom and then say I have to go home to lay down..cramps.etc..men just don't wanna deal with that..so they might let it go at that and I would be free to go..hopefully.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
I watched the trailer right after I read this. It was funny, lol, the slapping and one-liner thing she did with the Finnish man I haven't seen the movie yet but I might rent it when the DVD is out. I like shopping but I'm not a shopaholic.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Feb 09
I don't like shopping but we do know a woman who ran up staggering debts (in the region of £100,000) on shopping. They even made a documentary about her.
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
Wow, that's a huge debt. I always use cash when I'm going shopping 'cause I don't like having debts, it just makes me feel uneasy, just thinking about it. I sure bet that this movie would teach shopaholics a lesson.
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
well i try not to get into these situations,but my favourite comeback is"you think your a hot sh.t,but your a cold fart".a bit rude but their facial expressions are priceless as they don't know what to say.cheers sue
@p1kef1sh (45640)
3 Mar 09
I can imagine that they have no idea what to say Sue. LOL.
@genterx (110)
• Mexico
28 Feb 09
Lols I do it at times, But not always its fun and ironic how you got out of that situation I use it mostly on my mom to just get out of a chore that I need to do.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Feb 09
Not me just a film. But thanks anyway.
@mummymo (23707)
28 Feb 09
I saw thar and thought it was hilarious p1ke sweetheart but you know me - I am too slow to come out with a retort like that in a decent time frame - wish I could though! xxx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Feb 09
You are too modest Mummymo. I know that you have lightening reactions when needed. XXXX
• United States
28 Feb 09
This one isn't really a sticky situation but it was funny, I thought. My husband works in an instrument room and they have an instrument called a stealth cranial instruments. Someone was trying to figure out where it was and he replied something to the effect "Well, if you could find it, it wouldn't be stealth would it?". Then the same tray my husband kept finding things wrong with the instruments, so his friend kept razzing him saying "You're lookin' too hard", and another friend said "Well, it's not brain surgery...oh, well yes it is". However, I can't think of anything I've done in the above situation because I'm so horribly honest. I'm more the type that would be more like Brigit Jones and sticking my foot in it lol, where the man is concerned.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Feb 09
LOL. I once posted a discussion about what people at NASA say instead of "It's not rocket science"! Nothing wrong with Bridget Jones. I have always rather fancied her as played by Renee Zelweger.
• United States
28 Feb 09
I dunno... maybe I'm just a stick in the mud, but I don't think it was that smart of her to lie on her resume in the first place. That's just asking for trouble. Though all right, I DO give her credit for some smart thinking with the Finnish guy, but still! That poor man! That and you KNOW that her boss would find out the truth later! Ah well. Maybe I'm thinking too much about this; it IS just a movie, after all.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
28 Feb 09
I think that you are thinking too much. It is just a movie. LOL. But don't worry. You sound a lot like my wife and she's the most wonderful woman. So you are in the absolute best company.
27 Feb 09
Hi p1key, i have never been in a sticky situation like that but that must have looked very funny and I have never slaped anyone in my life. Hugs. Tamara xxxx
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Feb 09
It was quite funny Tamara. I am not surprised that you have never slapped anyone. You are a lady! XXXX
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Sorry, I'm not very clever. If I'm in a sticky situation I just tell them to cut that sh&t out because I won't stand for it. I've always been that way, and it always works!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
27 Feb 09
I'd better be on my best behaviour then! LOL.