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Old Sayings Can be Tricky

The Maker and I were having lunch together and I was telling him this fairly long, drawn-out story about how his father and I are so different. He was utterly still and listening to my every word.

I explained how I was the bubbly social one and his dad was the reserved, quiet one (rock bands notwithstanding — c’mon, he’s the bass player, that counts as reserved). I recounted numerous examples then closed my rambling monologue with pithy sentiment tired old cliché:

“And that’s why they say,” I finished triumphantly, “‘Opposites attract’!”

The Maker considered this a moment, then crinkled up his brow. “Oh,” he commented. “I thought it was ‘No taxation without representation.”

I feel like I probably deserved that.

Image by dwulff (Awesome photo, huh? Cracks me all up.)

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7 Responses to Old Sayings Can be Tricky

  1. Alicia July 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Seriously, when will I learn NOT to drink anything while reading your blog? Off to clean the soda (I mean, water, yes, I’m drinking water, definitely water) off of and out of the keyboard.

    Snort! No taxation without representation. Giggle!!!

  2. lil sis July 20, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    @ Alicia~
    Having grown up with Lisa, you would think that I would know better! Yeah…..not so much! Mine went up my nose……Dr. Pepper doesn’t feel good up my nose…..hmmmmm……do we have any peanuts?

    @ Lisa~ This is absolutely priceless! I love it! I will be giggling off and on all night! Hopefully minus the Dr. Pepper!

  3. Lisa Creech Bledsoe July 21, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    So it leaves me wondering what in the hell he thought I was telling him about, you know? I was relating deets on his parents. Oh, wait. I’m guessing he thought we were alive when America was colonized. Ok, it all makes sense to me now. 🙂

  4. Jeanne July 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    I have friends who are very different, and they usually amend that to say “opposites attack.” So it’s cool that you and Lance are sickeningly happy, but that has a lot to do with choices and who you are and less about differences. Not to make you blush or anything.

    I’m still trying to get a handle on the taxation comment. Maybe he meant that your relationship is so profitable because each of you is so well represented. No? Okay, I’ll keep trying.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe July 22, 2010 at 9:19 am #

      No, Jeanne, that can’t be it. Because I get two votes where Lance only gets one. Come to think of it, that may be why our relationship runs smoothly.

  5. Margaret Reyes Dempsey December 5, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    ROFL!!! That’s hysterical. I have an eleven year old and he was telling me the other day how one can go about increasing his “population” in middle school. It took me a full five minutes before I realized he meant popularity. 🙂

    (By the way, I found you via a link on GirlBoxing’s blog.)

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe December 6, 2010 at 10:35 am #

      Thanks for dropping by, Margaret — I visited over at your site and found you are a woman after my own heart. Three cheers and a double martini for writers (particularly “populated” writers)!

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