Well hello there, lovely peoples! Today, I want to talk to you about [inside jokes]. We all have them, don't we? They're fun because we know only a select few will know what we're talking about. Or a certain word, look, or phrase will trigger a laughing fit. I think it's just human nature to want to connect with others and feel like we belong to something, right?
One inside joke that has stuck with me for a long time is one between my dad and I when I was probably around 11 or 12. Let me set the scene for you... we're at a gas station. It's summer, and super hot. The windows are rolled down while my dad is outside pumping gas. On the other side of the pump, we hear these squealing brakes and some jagbag pulls up in a convertible Chrysler LeBaron.
Here's what that looks like, for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about:
The car in front of him, interestingly enough, was another Chrysler LeBaron. What are the odds? So anyway, I didn't hear or see the owner of the other car's reaction, but he or she must have said something or given him a dirty look, because he gives this shingle-eating grin and says, "Oh don't worry, I would NEVER hit another LeBaron. *chuckle chuckle*"
I mean, the guy's voice was just oozing with douchebaggery. My dad and I immediately made eye contact and tried not to simultaneously barf and laugh. Who was this guy??? I mean, really? It's bad enough that you drive like a maniac, but then you act like a jerk about it?
I don't know why, but this silly situation still sticks with me. To this day, when dad and I are discussing some pompous jerkface, we will undoubtedly look at each other and say, "Oh that guy? He would NEVER hit another LeBaron!" and then dissolve into a fit of giggles. OK, fine, I usually do the giggling, my dad does whatever the manly version of giggling is. Chortle? Guffaw? Whatever, you get the point. But nobody else would ever understand what the heck we were talking about. The classic definition of an inside joke. :)
Now it's your turn - tell me about one of your favorite inside jokes!