Are you a smart aleck too?

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
July 21, 2009 10:57pm CST
So I was leaving work today. There was a sign up, "the guard is away, please take a chair". So I said to myself, "gee, which chair do I want to take?" drumroll So it reminded me of when I was about 5 and my dad asked me to pick up the living room and I told him it was too heavy. And the time mom asked me to straighten my room up and I said it wasn't crooked. And about how my grandfather used to say to my Dad, "alway cracking wise, huh?" I guess it's genetic. So is memory loss, apparently. Did I do this discussion before?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Jul 09
I think that we did have this discussion before. But before what? What were you saying? Half a pound of treacle please.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
treacle - British molasses Why do you have to have your own word for it?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
22 Jul 09
Why use two words when one will do? LOL.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
Why call it treacle when you can call it molasses? Other than being cheaper by 1 letter and 1 syllable?
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I do think these thought and have a secret laugh to myself. I learned early that not everybody enjoys such humor.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
Not only do some people not enjoy it, some people don't even GET it!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Jul 09
Get what exactly? No, seriously, I don't get it. Ohhhhhhhhhh! Hang on...... Nope, lost it.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Next time carry a fishing net so it can't get away.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I can be so i have been told, lol.LET'S NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT MEMORYLOSS, that's the pits.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
Did you know that you can retrain your brain to make it easier to remember things? I have a book on it. Try some of these things: writing with the hand that isn't dominant doing things with your eyes closed taking a different route to a familiar place using smells when you are doing something pleasant (like smelling some vanilla when listening to your favorite music) Listen to a totally different kind of music than you usually do There were a bunch of things like that that cause you to use parts of your brain that you usually don't, which stimulates brain growth (yep at ANY age) and helps you with memory and cognitive function and so on.
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• United States
22 Jul 09
Here is another one. If you wear a wristwatch, put it on the other wrist, sometimes.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
Yes, I remember that one too!
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
22 Jul 09
Hahaha... This reminds me of my friend here who fried only one face of the fish when asked to to fry the fish half fry!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
I think that one halfway got lost in translation!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
gas?
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I don't know if you've done this one before, but you ARE a smart aleck! But that is the reason I love to read your stuff! btw It's been forever since I heard that term 'smart aleck'. My family used it alot. Mostly to describe us kids. Thought we made it ups or something, does it come from our common German heritage?
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Yep....some of my ancestors!
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
22 Jul 09
When I was very young, like 5ish, I asked someone in mom's very full office if they wanted to hear a "polock" joke. (did I spell that right?) So mom's boss, whom I was so close to he would have walked me down the aisle at my wedding had he not been so sick and ended up dying 6 months later.... he says "Hey!! I am a polock" so I say to him "I'll tell it really slow"
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
and your mom kept her job? lol
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22 Jul 09
Hi dawnald, lol! that is funny but its the saying, like when I was late for work once and told my boss that I had to run and catch a bus, and he told me not to waste my tme catching buses you haven't go a big enough net to catch it, and once when I was in school one of my class mate, she was very lippy and was accuse of shop lifting and she said " how on earth can I lift a shop, its too heavy form me to shoplift, eh?" laugh a minute, do you? Tamara
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
dang, that explains why I never caught a bus...
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
22 Jul 09
Examples: "Mom, I'm thirsty!" "No, sweetie. It's Wednesday!" "MO-OM!" "Could I have that cup there?" "It is there! Ohhhhhh, you want it over there!" etc.etc.etc.etc. EVERYONE here is a smart aleck! Makes life fun though!:)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
Hooray for smart alecks!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Jul 09
I most certainly am not! I'm nothing short of peaches and cream with the slightest dash of Angel breath and have never been a smart aleck in my life. I do often say to anyone looking through a newspaper, book or any other written material "Wow! I had no idea you could read!", but I don't consider that to be smart alecky at all because I'm always sincere when I say it.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
Aha, therefore you sincerely believe that I only shower twice a month. Got it...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Jul 09
Belief doesn't even come into it. In this case it's more of a knowledge thing.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
dang, looking around for spycam, gotta get rid of that thing...
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
23 Jul 09
That's just so cool .. Have I answered this discussion before.. -scratches head- .. I have smart aleck moments too which I'm sometimes proud and sometimes not.. ha.. I went on a blind date before and really thinking that this lady wearing black was my 'date' I approached her.. I was right... she told me she'd be wearing white. But I knew she wanted to check me out first Ha!! I don't know how to put it, I can sense a blind date from afar, maybe the anxious look on the face or something..
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jul 09
That's funny. Maybe it was so she could take off if you looked like an axe murderer or something?
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
23 Jul 09
LOLOLOL....... That's so funny.....really2x.. Dawn, you and your lines.. I just love 'em..
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jul 09
why thank you, will have to think up some more of them... doesn't work well under pressure though!
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@finlander60 (1775)
• United States
22 Jul 09
One day in hifgh school wood shop class, one of the wise guys in metal shop went up to our teacher and asked for a B-A-H. The teacher asked "What is a B-A-H? He said that a B-A-H is a Big A** Hammer. The teacher asked him if he wanted a knuckle sandwich? His answer was: No, I'd rather have a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, please.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
did the teacher have a sense of humor I wonder?
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• United States
22 Jul 09
I guess he did, since he laughed.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
some of them do, you know (have senses of humor) being silly...
@MsTickle (24995)
• Australia
23 Jul 09
I used to get a giggle out of...'just hop down to the garage and ask your father....', I'm just popping next door, back in a tick,' (how does one pop?), I won't be home as I'm running errands' No wonder foreigners think out language is crazy.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jul 09
I know people who can pop. It usually involves their finger and their cheek.
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@MsTickle (24995)
• Australia
24 Jul 09
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@skyhss (1142)
• United States
23 Jul 09
um, no, i'm not a smart alec at all, i'm the least sarcastic smartassed person i know. just ask anyone who knows me, they'll tell you how un-smartassy i am:) i think memory loss is like hearing loss...it's selective.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jul 09
Takes all sorts. I am the most sarcastic smartassed person I know. lol
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I can be that way at times....I try really hard not to be too much of a smart aleck...if you asked my daughter she would say...my mom is a smart aleck! She says she got it from me!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jul 09
Naturally she did!