Bob offers favorite 'hoof-in-mouth' sayings By Bob Karolevitz There's been a lot of talk about Armageddon and the end of the world these days, which seems like a good time to write a "famous last words" column.
(That's a long reach for an angle, isn't it?)
Actually most of these I-never-should-have-said-it phrases were stolen � make that borrowed � from some place else, so this column is only about 30 percent original. After all, every now and then the brain needs a little rest.
(Phyllis says: "Ha! Yours is resting most of the time.")
Anyway, despite that wifely barb, here are some of my favorite hoof-in-mouth sayings:
"You'd be crazy not to claim that as a deduction."
"We can make it into town. It's not that icy."
"Of course, bring the kids."
"Don't sell it now. The price will go up."
"It's no trouble at all."
"Open wide. It won't hurt at all."
"Tell him what you think. He'll appreciate your honesty."
"We won't stay long."
"Take the baby crib. We won't be needing it anymore."
"Don't worry about the shedding; I love cats."
"If worst comes to worst, you can use mine."
"Even if you drop it, it won't break."
"Oh, we have plenty of room."
"It hasn't hailed here for 40 years."
"I'm going to tell my boss a thing or two."
"Call me any time."
"It always starts with just one or two pulls of the rope."
"Nothing can get through this fence."
"I can fix it myself."
"I'll just put one more quarter in."
"Water holes never bother me." (Kerplunk!)
"You can drive lots of miles on E."
"Even if it's a second, it's guaranteed not to unravel."
"Why don't you stay for dinner?"
"I think I can jump across it."
There are many, many more, of course � famous last words which would have been much, much better if they'd have gone unsaid.
Happy New Year!
© 2000 Robert F. Karolevitz