Saturday, February 23, 2008

Return of the Snobservation

Last Wednesday, I wore navy blue pants and a navy blue sweater to work. Over that, I wore my gorgeous new wrap from St. Thomas, which is a silky fabric patterened in royal blue and purple. One of my co-workers stopped me and said, "Isn't that supposed to be a skirt?"

Erm. First of all, yes, it can be a skirt. It can also be a shawl, a bandeau or a dress. Second, that was totally rude. Snobservations should be kept to one's own head or in a nice little blog, not blurted out to the person you're snobserving. Third, what came immediately to my mind was a snippet from the movie "Airplane."

Steve McCroskey: Johnny, what can you make out of this?
[Hands him the weather briefing]
Johnny: This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl...

I wish I had said "It can be a skirt or a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl..."

My other recent snobservation is about a series of radio commercials for a local jewelry store. Probably to save money, the commercials all use almost exactly the same lines from four actors, two men and two women. One woman is telling the other about a gift and the conversation between the men is intercut. The only change in the commercials is what the gift was. Apparently, "Brian" has hidden a ruby ring, diamond necklace, diamond earrings and an emerald bracelet in the microwave, and every single time "Lisa" has "almost cooked it!"

Really, dude, get a smarter wife. If she is so dumb she starts up the microwave before opening it up to put food in it, you're going to have really idiotic children!


the queen said...

You have to wonder what the wife was cooking for dinner, especially when one of the ingredients was jewelry. What can you make out of rubies, diamonds and emeralds?

Jammies said...

Tri-color pasta? :D

Sherri said...

Coworker (to loan you a phrase from another friend, think Cow Orker -- it just makes ME laugh) apparently lacks that special braking mechanism that is supposed to slow the stupid down before it gets out of the mouth. Of course, being me, I would have gone off with huge smile and something like "Why THANK you! I didn't realize I couldn't identify clothing pieces or dress myself! It's so OBVIOUS to me now that my beautiful multi-use wrap can ONLY be worn as a skirt, and not in the myriad other ways I was told. You are the clothing GURU. I should sit at your feet and worship, but I'm late for a meeting. Thanks!"

More or less. :)

You could also add to the list you had " or a gag or a napkin or..."

Anonymous said...

In my usual sensitive and caring manner I would have told the co-working in the appropriate soothing tones:

"Why thank you! However I have to tell you that your ugly should be worn on your ass"

As to the ad, at least the woman is in the kitchen cooking.

*to those that don't know me, the above is shock humor and I really don't care if you like it or not because today is a Monday and I still like myself even if you don't*