Monday, May 05, 2008

There's a price to be paid for playing loosey-goosey with the language.

Being the juvenile sort I am , the low-brow arena of the bad pun thrills me muchly. Further, when I have to give the same spiel a million times, I look for ways to enliven the task for myself.

True story:

About a year ago, I listed an apartment on the market with a huge, tree-shaded deck in the back. It was a perfect setting for parties, in my opinion, so I made free to capitalize on the added value of the extended outdoor living space. In short order, when describing the apartment to prospective residents, I would always mention its "big, swinging deck."

[you know what's coming here, don't you?]

So, one day, having gotten it right about , oh, say, 30 or so times, I was showing the loft to a couple of men who seemed quite keen. Feeling confident, thinking "they really like it/ They look like they throw great parties/ I think they're going to rent it" I let my inner dialogue totally futz up my game.

Yes, I said the apartment had a "big swinging dick."

They laughed uproariously, knowing what I meant.
I blushed profusely.

They rented the apartment.


Anonymous said...

LMBO! That was a doozie. Glad to hear they had a laugh and rented the apt.

I've been known to say things like that so don't feel embarrassed ;)

g bro said...

And they simultaneously said, "Thank you for noticing."

Christina RN LMT said...

LOL! At least you know you rented to folks with a sense of humor!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hell, I'd rent it too!

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rremington said...

If you live by the pun....

Anonymous said...

I didn't say it but I was telling a female friend about the deck I was building while I was working on correcting her email problems. When I got it fixed I told here I would send her a picture of the deck to test the email. She got a very horrified look on her face and told me not to do any such thing. It took me forever to figure out what her problem was even after she realized she misunderstood me and turned beat red and apologized profusely for misunderstanding me. I still wasn't getting it even then and she almost had to explain it.

I'm not sure which one of us was the more embarrassed.

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