Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Baron von Jerkface

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! 






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5 comments:

  1. If it was my dad at the gas pump he'd say "oh I hate people." In seriousness, I dont get what makes people think they are overly cool and better than others. If thats what you want to call it

    Anyway, short story. My fiance & his grandpa went to a big fair thats held every year. This time they told my fiances grandma they'd bring home fudge. Well, the fudge looked so good on the ride home they ate it all. When she asked where it was they said "what fudge?". They always joke about it!

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  2. Good lord.. people still drive those damn things? SMH....

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  3. we have all sorts of inside jokes from our wedding that only the people there will get...I think inside jokes are so great!

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  4. This story mad me laugh.

    My mom has a tendency to use words when she doesn't REALLY understand their meaning. She said to me one day, "My boss is making me so mad. I can't stand him! He's so off the chain!" After I contained my laughter I explained to her that "off the chain" is a good thing...AND that I haven't heard any one use that phrase in a LONG time lol. Now me, my brother, and my sister joke about it all the time. My mom continues to use it in the wrong way. She says she can use it however she wants to.
    Yes mom... use words however you want to...maybe that's why people don't understand what you're trying to say? lol

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  5. That is hysterical lady!!! One time at my current job we were in a team meeting and there is this strange bird in our dept who seriously acts like her 17 year old daughter is 5 and cannot be left alone by any circumstance or take care of herself...well my friend/co worker asked her if she had any plans for the weekend and there was some sale going on at the mall and she said "I don't have time for any of that...I have a family". Well now whenever my friend and I are out and we notice a weirdo..we always look at eachother and say, its okay, they have a family! I guess its funnier in person. LOL

    xo Dinah @ Sunshine super glam

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