Monday, April 10, 2006

Answers

“Bill, what do you think caused those burrowing lines in the sand there?”

“A mole.”

“Really? Do you think? Those lines look a little small for a mole.”

“Moles are pretty small.”

“Not that small. I have seen moles and they are bigger than that.”

“Why do you even bother to ask me questions? Because when I give you an answer, you don’t ever believe me?”

“Because you have a tendency to make stuff up. Especially if you don’t know the answer, just so you can sound smart.”

“Okay, you got me there.”

17 comments:

Sharpie said...

LOL!! Yes - but its the conviction that sells it! that's a dad's (and a mom's) job. So, see - you were just doing your job.

Circus Kelli said...

Sounds like every conversation I have with Sweet Pea. She asks me a question, then tells me I'm wrong. If I say "I don't know", she asks me why I don't ever know anything...

Sharpie is totally right, it's the conviction that sells it.

Happy Monday!

jd said...

It takes a big man to admit something when you're wife calls you out on it, Bill. Good for you!

kittenpie said...

Ah, yes. Misterpie shares this trait of yours. So I have to ask him, "Is that a real answer, or a theory?" He claims it's a side-effect of being a consultant for years, having to come up with some bullshit-but-likely-sounding answer on the spur of the moment. I think it's just refusing to admit there's things you don't know.

kalki said...

Rob does the exact same thing. But when I call him on it, he says, "You get upset when I don't know the answer to something. So I have no choice but to make crap up."

No_Newz said...

I swear men are all the same. God put y'all in different bodies so us women can tell you apart. LOL!
Lois Lane

Kami said...

My husband does the same thing.

I don't remember having a mole problem in Orlando. We did have gators in the back yard, though. And snakes. Shitten tons of snakes.

somehow related said...

Thats why us men only hear 'blah blah blah blah blah....sex.....blah blah blah blah blah, my girlfriend wants to join us ......blah blah blah blah blah..."

Odd Mix said...

"If you don't want my answer, then don't ask me the question." Very Funny!

Effie said...

yeah, I do that too...shh don't tell anyone!

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that wants an answer still.... If not moles, what??

LizzieDaisy said...

OMGosh... my hub does this all the time.

"If you don't know the answer, you just have to know enough information to make your bullshit sound plausible, then know how to sell it."

Tx Mom said...

LOL! I do the same thing. I can't stand to not know the answer to something so I just ad lib (sounds better than 'make it up').

BTW, you are right--moles are very small. But your wife still wins--that's just the way it is.

Random And Odd said...

hee hee.

Mich said...

Hey - stop eavesdropping at my house.

Mainline Mom said...

Ha! I make stuff up all the time just to sound smart. 9 times out of 10 no one questions me.

momo9 said...

Big ones or little ones! Who cares? Send them to the LawnWhisperer's lawn. Won't he have a hell of a time getting rid of them. and what a Lumpy Lawn that'll be!!!!