Friday, May 21, 2010

little old ladies are the same no matter where you live...really. they are.

(And the Kuroiwa Flamingo Family just keeps on growing.....
Thanks, Mom and "Aunt" Karen!!)


So...the other day, some of the ladies in our neighborhood where standing in front of the garage next door,  talking about everyone else, I'm sure, in the 'hood when I got home.  I didn't want to seem rude, so after I parked my car in our space, I walked over to say "hey".  I was making polite conversation when one of them leaned into me and said, in a whispery, "hey, i have something i want to say to you and only, you" kind of voice,
"You've gained some weight...not a lot, but you have, haven't you?"
I mentally kicked her ass into next week patted her on the shoulder, and said
(mimicking the tone she used with me) 
"Yes, I have gained a couple of kilos...and...by the way, is your hair blue or purple? Did you want it to be that color?"
and then I came inside
 and had a HUGE plate of nachos.
Strangely enough....this wasn't really a bad thing to have happen.
First of all....it made me miss my granny.
But best of all...I had an awesome plate of nachos.

Boo-yah!!


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Happy Friday, everyone.
May you find the humor....and/or nachos...in your day!!

16 comments:

JO said...

Thanks D for the laugh. Seriously. I.needed.it.today.

Have a plate o'nachos for me too...and send any resultant pounds my way.

Cheryl in Santa Fe...no...Colorado...no... said...

OK. So that's a first. I laughed so hard when I read this post that I actually COPIED it and sent it to as many of my friends as I could think of. That's a freakin' SCREAM! You GO GIRL!!!! (No wonder you're one of my dearest friends!)

Janet said...

gah! obachans!

The Girl Next Door said...

You are MY HERO! LMAO here.

please pass the nachos....

Susan said...

Yes, that gave me a good laugh! I think the older people get, they think they have the right to tell you their exact feelings, wether they hurt or not!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Please don't mention nachos to a person on Weight Watcher's! I can't eat them unless I give up all my points for a week!

smalltownmom said...

Good for you!

Ginaagain said...

LOL! You didn't offer her any nachos?

ChiTown Girl said...

That's so hilarious!

I actually have a parent at school (whose daughter was one of my students a few years ago) who has now mentioned no less than 3 times in the last month that I have gained weight. First, she says to me, "What happened? I thought you were losing weight?!" (Right after her daughter was in my class, I lost about 30 lbs over the summer, which I have since found!) Then, the next time, she actually just came right out and said, "What's going on, why are you gaining so much weight?" Then, the last time, we were in the freakin' office, and she says, "Oh, I know, you must be pregnant!" And she then turns to our clerk and says, "Is she pregnant?" WTF!?

Very Mary said...

I love love love natalie dee!

Yarni Gras! said...

too funny...here, people ask me where Kaela gets her curly hair. They are looking RIGHT AT ME while asking this. Duh...I actually heard a guy say to his wife as they walked off "what, you blind? SHE has curly hair..." The wife actually TURNED around to check. I just smiled and waved......

sherry said...

There's no stopping me now that I know it's possible to mentally kick someone into next week. Beware my mental ninja skillz.

Way to handle that nosy-parker! (and thanks for providing the opportunity to use "nosy-parker" -- I love that term.)

Hula Girl at Heart said...

BOO-YAH!!!

I hope you had extra cheese. Beetches.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Oh Em Gee.

It sounds like the lady in my eyebrow salon went to Japan.

Also?

I want nachos. Right. Now.

:-)

XO

Shellie said...

Good Answer!!!! And I am sure the nachos tasted better than ever.

yogurt said...

Hey, I had something close to nachos on my Friday too. Tostados with melted cheese, which are basically nachos. Nachos being made with broken tostados, originally, is my guess.

Oh and just so you know, you've got a little bit of competition out there in the blogosphere when it comes to sharing Japanese wisdom:

http://www.lifehappins.com/5/post/2010/05/post-title-click-and-type-to-edit13.html

And the comment about the weight gain? Really? REALLY? I play tennis with a woman from Japan and she is so teeny, a puff of wind could carry her away. And she tells me she is "fat" compared to her Japanese homegirls. Yikes. They would think I am the fat lady in the freak show.