Thursday, May 07, 2015

As Heard

     Tam, watching television in my room (as is her wont in the morning), let out a prolonged, ululating yawn,  while I wrangled pancakes several rooms away.  Rannie Wu the cat had been circulating around my ankles, hoping for Whatever and quick-trotted Tamwards when the The Yawn rang out, as though rushing to the rescue.

     Bobbi: "Holy cow!  Rannie just went tearing off your way!"

     (I heard) Tam: "What? 'Ready for the Redford picture, f*rry?'"

     Bobbi:  "Did you say, 'Ready for the Rexford puncture f*rry?'"

     (I heard) Tam: [snickering] "No, 'the sphincter fury.'"

     As she spoke, I'd followed the cat as far as the hallway and when I repeated what I thought she'd said, the snickers became uncontrollable guffaws.

     Ah, hearing.  How did it work?

10 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

So, what was really said?

armedlaughing said...

What?

gfa

Roberta X said...

She and I were each repeating what we thought we had heard, NJT.

BGMiller said...

Apparently the NSA bugs on your personal game of telephone are causing some interference.


BGM

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I was just wondering what the Ur-phrase was. The innocuous innocent "please pass the salt" that started the word-alanche to eventually become "my knees are made of bassalt"

Roberta X said...

My first line is that very thing.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Wow. No wonder I was confused. I should have read it out loud. I didn't equate 'your way' with 'picture ferry'. Impressive.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Heard, just now, at work, "Anyone know where I can get a cheese poncho..."

Every bug out bag needs a cheese poncho, now.

Ken said...

Prisoner: Johnny and the Mothers are playing "Stompin' at the Savoy" in Vermont tonight.

Johnny Dangerously: Vermin's going to kill my brother at the Savoy theater tonight.

Prisoner: I didn't say that.

Johnny Dangerously: No, but I know this grapevine. :-)

Joseph said...

Jovian Thunderbolt: A cheese poncho does belong in your BOB. It provides both rain protection and a source of nutrition.

Ken: You mean somebody besides me saw that movie??