“Really, Honey. Take your time!”

April 9th, 2010 · 118 comments

Gail in Pennsylvania says the Ann Taylor Loft store at her local mall has a small table stocked with paper and crayons — “an offering to the busy mother who has been forced to bring her pesky little children along for a shopping trip.”

When she took a closer look at the table’s scribblings, however, she had to chuckle at the sitcom-like image of a grown man stuffed into one those kiddie-sized chairs. Adds Gail: “I wonder if Greg’s wife ever saw her wonderful husband’s little PA note to the world? Well, here’s her chance!”

Greg was here waiting 'PATIENTLY' for his wife to try clothes on

related: Happy reinforcing gender stereotypes day!

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118 responses so far ↓

  • #1   infant tyrone bang

    Kind of chuckling imagining Greg’s former 3rd grade teacher passing by and assigning him extra chair time for unnecessary quotation marks, unnecessary capitalization, and ending his sentence with a preposition.

    She wouldn’t have assigned the punishment directly, of course.

    She would have found Mrs. Greg in the dressing rooms and extended her stay there by giving compliments and asking time-consuming questions.

    If a 3rd grade teacher isn’t passive-aggressive, s/he’s probably a rookie.

    Late Edit:
    Greg might have been taught to signify satiric or reversed-meaning words with quotes, capitalization, or underlining. If I had to bet, I’d bet that Heather @1.2 is where we would find most of the smart-money players.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 12:17 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Ethnic Avenue

      It’s interesting that subsequent passive-aggressive visitors have encroached on–and partially crossed out–Greg’s grammatical nightmare.

      Probably copy editors.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 2:34 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Heather

      Actually, the quotes are used correctly in this case: they indicate the opposite of the word’s original intent. Greg is NOT waiting patiently.

      ;)

      Apr 9, 2010 at 7:30 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Canthz_B bang

      I don’t know this kind of stuff on a technical level (wouldn’t know a participle if you dangled one right in front of me), but it looks to me like someone suggested that the capitalized ‘PATIENTLY’ be underlined rather than in quotation marks.

      Are they right or wrong?

      Apr 9, 2010 at 8:14 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   farcical aquatic ceremony

      Wifey probably saw what he’d written and told him that he wasn’t being a good boy for mommy, and he could just sit there and keep underlining that sarcastic “PATIENTLY” until he really MEANT it.

      He got through a couple of underlinings, then the scrawl of rage, and, finally, he found out just how many crayons he could cram into mommy’s carping maw.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 8:36 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Canthz_B bang

      fac, that makes absolutely perfect sense. Thanks! :-)

      Apr 9, 2010 at 8:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Bcteagirl

    Needs a frowny face of some sort… if he was waiting for long all sorts of pictures could be added :P

    Apr 9, 2010 at 12:32 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   DS

    If Greg was smart, he would have joined his wife in the dressing room for a private show and a little hanky-panky.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 12:51 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   TheOldSchool

      DS, since Greg was waiting for his wife to try on clothes, we shouldn’t assume that he didn’t join her in the dressing room.

      Then again, because his wife shops at Ann Taylor, it would be a safe bet that he didn’t.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 10:48 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Cat Skyfire

    Greg ended his sentence with a preposition.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 1:11 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Canthz_B bang

      I bet he wishes he’d pre-positioned a few cold beers around the mall.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 1:15 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   matt

      actually “on” is an ambipostion – that is it can be either used as a preposition or a postposition, both of which make sense. ‘Try clothes on’ works just as well as ‘Try on clothes’

      Apr 9, 2010 at 9:34 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   molly ringwald

      matt, although i appreciate your logic, ending a sentence with a preposition makes me want to punch a baby.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 9:51 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Mitzibell bang

      You should punch babies because it’s fun, not because you want to apply grammatical rules appropriate to latinate languages to germanic ones. ;-)

      Apr 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   maceelaine bang

      You know, every time I hear “I wanna be sedated” by the Ramones I hear it as “I wanna eat a baby” or possibly “I wanna punch a baby.”

      Apr 9, 2010 at 2:28 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   park rose

      Phrasal verbs. English is chokkas full of ‘em. And they’re very versatile. Creative and flexible, tricksy little two part and three part things.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 2:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   Mo® bang

      Hey ho let’s go!

      Apr 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   infant tyrone bang

      rose,
      I hafta cut back on phrasal verbs lest I come down with
      an aversion to their phrasal noun and adjective cousins,
      something that would bring me down like all get out.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   park rose bang

      ty, not like you to try to put one on. Even though I know you’re just ribbing me, you better be careful. Discussions like this inevitably lead to analysis of contractions.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   infant tyrone bang

      rose,
      I’m L-amazed that you’d suspect any method at all to the madness of my delivery, but I won’t belabor the point past saying “Render unto Caesar…”.

      maceelaine,
      “I Wanna Be Sedated” came out in late 1978.
      First accusations in the McMartin preschool
      child abuse case surfaced almost 5 years later.
      If their legal team had been a bit more desperate,
      maybe “The Ramones defense” would be as common
      a phrase as “the Twinkie defense”. Maybe…

      Apr 9, 2010 at 11:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    Greg Kilroy gives much more information than his grandfather offered during World War II.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 1:13 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Canthz_B bang

    I once saw this same type of note in San Francisco, only differences were the guy was named “Shane” and “wife” was the word in quotation marks.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 1:59 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Mel K

    Who talks about themselves in the third person?! I’d make arrogant “Greg” wait too. I bet he put a fake name in case his wife came over and saw his “artwork.”

    Apr 9, 2010 at 2:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Canthz_B bang

      CB says Bob Dole refers to himself in the third person.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 7:35 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Jimmy

      So does Jimmy

      Apr 9, 2010 at 11:39 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   sleeps

      Jimmy doesn’t like to wait!

      Apr 9, 2010 at 11:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Mo®

      CB and Jimmy make Mo® laugh with glee. We are amused.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   WotV

      Thumbs for Mo® for using the royal “We”.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   infant tyrone bang

      CB,
      Bob Dole was referred to himself in the third person by himself
      and in passive voice.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   maas bang

      Maas says that only crazy people refer to themselves in the third person.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 5:52 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Mel K

    What a princess sitting there in his tiny chair!
    I am sure he could have found something to try on instead of all the pouting.
    Probably couldn’t find the silver crayon.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 2:30 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   splint chesthair

      Not only does the poor guy have to wait for his wife to try on clothes (a very long stretch of time) but you want him to try on clothes too? Why not tar and feather him?

      Apr 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   park rose bang

      Throw some sequins and some booby bling pasties into the mix, too. Never too early to shop for Carnaval.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Stephanie

    If Greg’s wife had been shopping at someplace more exciting, like Victoria’s Secret, or DomsRUs, he probably wouldn’t have been passive-aggressive. He’d just be aggressive in a rather sexual manner.

    Shopping at Ann Taylor? Yeah, I’d be bored out of my damned mind.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 5:22 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Pterosaur

      I’ve never even seen a man in the Ann Taylor at our mall, although I have seen guys nervously loitering outside Victoria’s Secret, trying to think of a non-pervy reason to enter.

      Our mall has the cushy “husband chairs” in the lobby, where he can snooze or read the paper while she shops for pretty, girly things. I suppose mall management figured out that women spend more when they’re not dragging around a bored spouse.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 10:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Mitzibell bang

      I can find plenty of good reasons to go into Victoria’s Secret, despite being penis-enabled. Then again, I’m gay. Then again, I’m also a perv. ;-)

      I mean c’mon, I can always say I’m looking at the new lingerie to help my woman friends make informed choices. And so can any straight guy. Not that he’ll be believed ….

      Apr 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Mo®

      Mitzi I go in there and tell it to them straight, that I want sexy hot stuff for my girl because I find her already sexy I just want to up the ante. :razz:
      I never knew I should feel pervy going in there. I guess I will from now on. :sad:

      Apr 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   Mitzibell bang

      I think everyone assumes a guy is only in there to ogle chicks who may be semi-undressed. First–duh, even gay guys do that sometimes. Second–what, as if guys are NOT going to check chicks out when they’re FULLY clothed? Third–as if plenty of women these days are dressed so demurely that guys can’t see pretty much anything they want to right in the food court? ;-)

      Rock on with going into VS to keep the spice in your life. If you spent a whole day there and stared persistently at women you’re not dating, you’d be a perv, but it doesn’t sound like that’s your game.

      I just think it would be fun to go to VS with a straight guy and have me camp it up and come across really gay, so everyone would assume we were just boyfriends, and meanwhile he could be checking all the hotties out. But see, I *am* a perv, for thinking that would be fun. ;-)

      Apr 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Pterosaur

    Greg’s a PA amateur. He should have brought his wife a size 28 to try. This would spur the usual body image argument. (“You think I’m FAAAAT!”) She’d banish his “insensitive” ass to the Chili’s next door, and he can relax with a beer like he wanted in the first place.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 7:59 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Mark bang

      You see, we are dumb, but we are not so dumb.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 10:50 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   farcical aquatic ceremony

    I don’t understand why anyone drags an unwilling partner or friend along when trying on clothes. I–a female person, btw–find clothes-trying-on boring as hell when I’m the one doing the trying-on of things; I’d totally expect someone forced to just WATCH the process to rip a mannequin’s arm off with which to beat themselves to death. Any woman who drags hubby or boyfriend to the mall and insists that they trail them from women’s clothing department to women’s clothing department deserves to have said hubby or boyfriend bitch & moan about them for wasting their precious away-from-work-hours. Time spent together satisfying one person’s shopping urges is NOT quality time. (Jeez, go for a hike together or park your butts in comfy chairs in the sun & read together for cripes sake.)

    Apr 9, 2010 at 8:27 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Canthz_B bang

      Best way to get a woman to stop making you go shopping with her…make suggestions, get involved:

      “How about this, Babe?
      No?
      This one is nice.
      Don’t like the cuffs?
      Okay, what about…wrong shade of white?
      Huh?
      Okay, lunch sounds good, let’s go.”

      Apr 9, 2010 at 8:51 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Pterosaur

      fac, you are my hero.

      I actually order most of my clothes online and try them on at home for this very reason. Digging through the racks trying to find the one attractive item in my size while avoiding aggressive saleswomen, dodging ninja perfume sprayers, and listening to Kenny G Covers Bette Midler’s Greatest Hits would drive anyone to mannequin-induced suicide. Watching someone else shop would be justifiable mannequin-murder-suicide.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 9:09 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   ThaMissus bang

      “Mannequin-murder-suicide” sounds like a great theme for a CSI:Miami.

      “Who could have done this, Horatio?”

      “I’m not sure, Junior, but considering the looks of that mannequin, this perp/victim is “armed” and dangerous…”

      “WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!”

      Apr 9, 2010 at 9:16 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   shwonline bang

      Dragging an unwilling partner along when trying on clothes is a classic PA move:

      “OK, honey, I’ll go with you to the store.”

      *Honey pouts*

      “What’s wrong? I said I’d go.”

      “You don’t sound very excited.”

      “Well…”

      “I don’t want you to go. I want you to want to go.”

      Apr 9, 2010 at 11:29 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   Mo®

      “This is one sale that got out of hand!”
      .
      .
      WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      Apr 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   farcical aquatic ceremony

      @ 11.4: Yeah, I get that there could be evil (eeeeeeeeeeeevil!) fun in it for the dragger…

      I just have such a huge problem with–oft unspoken–shouldn’t/unless combos like :
      “You shouldn’t have a problem listening to me yammer about how uniquely brilliant my kid is…unless you’re a child-hating monster, that is”,
      that when someone’s post gave off a whiff of “he shouldn’t mind being her shopping bag mule…UNLESS HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THEIR MARRIAGE!” I lost it. (A bit.)
      : )

      Apr 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.7   Mo® bang

      aw fac ♥ !!!

      you just let the terrorists win!

      Apr 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.8   infant tyrone bang

      Had Venus de Milo not run afoul of Mona Lisa’s disarming smile,
      would she be packin’ even more heat than she does now ?

      Apr 11, 2010 at 12:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.9   methinks

      That’s exactly why I hate shopping with other women. It’s not enough to simply find what you want and get out of the mall; we’ve gotta come up with a plan of attack and go from wing to wing, stopping at every sale sign. Then, and only then, can we say we have successfully shopped.

      Apr 12, 2010 at 6:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Mrs. C

    The man must have been so bored. Should have gone into the dressing room with her.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 9:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Fuschia Grown

    Scrawled on the dressing room wall:

    “Greg’s wife was here waiting ‘PATIENTLY’ for Greg to quit sulking because that Victoria’s Secret cashier wouldn’t give him her number.”

    Apr 9, 2010 at 10:00 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Mo® bang

      The bitch had too many ruffles!

      Apr 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   molly ringwald

    poor greg. at the sight of his wife trying on yet another ruffled blouse with matching cardigan, he becomes so enraged that he rips the baby blue crayon from an unsuspecting toddler’s hands and proceeds to write a third-person passive aggressive note that’s so passive, his wife will never even see it. i’m sure the sounds of children screaming and babies crying could be heard all the way from the food court.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 10:04 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Blogmella bang

      Haha! Molly, I think you’ve captured that moment perfectly.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 5:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   chefgrrl

    If “Greg” is lucky, his little PA wonder will be cross-posted on that unnecessary quotation marks site.

    In addition, I’m not really sure that an aqua crayon is the best color choice in this scenario. The burnt orange that the apparently very angry toddler used would have been a more masculine choice.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 10:25 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   splint chesthair

      “unnecessary quotation mark pointing out” has now officially become “unnecessary unneccessary quotation mark point out”.

      This clearly is correct usage of quotation marks, especially if she told him to wait “patiently” and he is quoting her. Or, that he is not succeeding in being patient, and is bringing attention to the word to which he is failing to adhere.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   maceelaine bang

      Obviously he had recently read the following article: http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/2010/03/teal-and-orange-hollywood-please-stop.html

      Apr 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   GhostWriter bang

    “Honey, of course I wasn’t creeping over to Hot Topic to ogle their Goth salesgirl with nipple rings that poke out under her black T-shirt while you were trying on clothes. As you can see, my alibi is plainly documented right here.”

    Apr 9, 2010 at 10:48 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Mo® bang

      Hush…hush, I am “busy” imagining that alleged Goth salesgirl. :wink:

      Apr 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Lisa

    I stopped asking my husband to come shopping with me and he couldn’t be even more happier.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 11:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Mark bang

      He couldn’t be even more happier? What does that mean?

      Apr 9, 2010 at 11:30 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   sleeps

      It’s like when you could care even more lesser.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 11:58 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Sirius¤ bang

      Needs more prepositions.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   park rose

      Right on.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 2:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   maceelaine bang

    The crayons were f*cking delicious?

    Apr 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   park rose

      Wax on. Wax off.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Walker, "Tex" (a stranger)

      “The crayons were f*cking delicious?”

      No, but the Victoria’s Secret salesgirls are.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   infant tyrone bang

      @18.1
      Could you back-edit that using a couple-sizes-larger font, please ?
      It’s really hard here, to read it, I mean.
      Or maybe I’m going blind…

      Apr 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   aaa bang

    And so why wasn’t Greg able to go to other stores or walk around or something while his wife was trying on clothes and then have her call him when she was done?

    Apr 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   park rose bang

      Well, you know those leashes they put on kids? Something tells me that Greg might have enjoyed having to suffer in silence.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   maceelaine bang

      I also would like to know what’s wrong with Greg that he can’t entertain himself.

      I guess he doesn’t have one of them smart phones I keep hearing about of on under.

      (moar prepositions!)

      Apr 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Woman on the Verge bang

      Greg could “entertain” himself… but he’d get hauled off by the mall police.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Pterosaur

      Mrs. Greg asked him every two minutes if the beige or ecru looks more slimming. There was no escape.

      Poor bastard.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   Mo® bang

      What about puce? Is the puce blouse better?

      Apr 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.6   infant tyrone bang

      Leashes they put on to suffer in silence ? Those are for grownups, too !
      I hear you can get a nice one from the salesgrrl at Hot Topics.
      If you wait patiently until after work, she’ll even train you, silently.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.7   park rose bang

      Well done, ty.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.8   infant tyrone bang

      Maybe Greg can’t very well entertain himself in the women’s department because he isn’t very much aroused by women’s clothing…or women ?

      Maybe his is a classic marriage of convenience…
      well, convenient except for all of that “PATIENT” waiting.

      If he sprouts wood going past the lumberjack boutique,
      that’d pretty much nail things down-low

      Edit:
      If a guy’s polishing his wooden stake,
      can he say he’s Buffing the Vampire Killer.

      Apr 10, 2010 at 8:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Party in my pants

    My husband’s idea… every clothing and shoe store should have a bar instead of that little chair outside of the dressing room. Take a look at the chair; it looks like the husband is in ‘time out.’

    Apr 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   methinks

      Especially when he’s holding her purse … and several shopping bags.

      Apr 12, 2010 at 6:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Odious

    Yet another person that can’t construct a proper phrase in English. (I know how to try on CLOTHES, but how do you try clothes ON? Can you try clothes OFF?)
    Do we give high school diplomas to these people?
    Every single freaking note is written at the 3rd grade freaking level!

    Apr 9, 2010 at 11:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   park rose bang

      Some phrasal verbs can be moved about and some cannot.
      Turn the music up.
      Turn up the music.
      Ask someone out sounds better to me than to Ask out someone. Both are fine.

      Here is a useful link.
      http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/phrasal-verbs-list.htm

      Apr 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   infant tyrone bang

      Asst. Coach: Hey, coach rose ?
      Coach: ………Wha ?
      Asst. Coach: That brand new play we’ve been practicing ?
      Coach: ………Yeah ? Whaddabout it ?
      Asst. Coach: Should we use it in the big game next week ?
      Coach: ………Crash hot idea ! Let’s try out it !

      The persecution rests, yer Honour…

      Apr 10, 2010 at 6:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   se

      Od, “try clothes off”? you can take clothes off or you can put clothes on. Did you read any of the previous comments? Now stop freaking out.
      Or should that be stop out freaking?

      Apr 10, 2010 at 9:41 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   park rose bang

      Le freak, c’est chic.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   infant tyrone bang

      Le Freak Out circa 1966
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THGjCgi6sbA&feature=related

      Apr 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Escape Goat

    I’ve never seen one of these crayon lounges outside a men’s dressing room.

    Apr 10, 2010 at 2:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Pterosaur

      Do men even use dressing rooms? I thought that they just grabbed the first thing in their size that wasn’t pink and got the hell out of there.

      Apr 10, 2010 at 9:08 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Escape Goat

    “Now, Greggy, you jus’ sit there like a good boy and play wif dah cray-wons. OK, my pookie-mookie?”

    Apr 10, 2010 at 2:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Rossy

    Congratulations guys, you understand grammar rules. Keep up the good work, and you’ll get an extra cookie at snack time! Oh wait actually, this isn’t school, and all you get is a smug and inordinate sense of self-importance.

    Apr 10, 2010 at 10:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   infant tyrone bang

      Or, just maybe…we get a little bit of reassurance that our shopworn and road-eroded memories can still retain a few things learned while subject
      to the tender mercies of hard-core Brides of Christ x decades ago…

      Rule of thumb, Cinderfella…if you can remember, in an awake state, what is implicit but elided in the case of an indirect object, Sister Domino won’t be your date to the Dreamland Ball. Keep your sin-apses firing, kids.

      Apr 10, 2010 at 11:00 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   aaa bang

      So, like, did your parents not love you enough to take that stick out of your ass when you were wee or did you put it there yourself because you like the way it feels? There’s no shame in liking things up your butt when you’re on the internet.

      Apr 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   park rose bang

      Um, I think the beauty of it, Rossy, is that we don’t really. We just like to play pretend. Rolling around in our own personally punctuated paddies of p-a pretension is a joy unto itself.

      Apr 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   infant tyrone bang

      Well, sometimes we don’t understand them, and then we either wing it based on what we remember (dangerous, but a higher degree of difficulty) or else cop out and JFGI (I don’t think accessing external memory should be considered cheating, but yeah, there’s less risk to it, so lower scoring).

      rose is right in the sense that all this can be a joy unto itself,
      but I’ll add on the idea that if we know someone’s watching,
      there’s a little exhibitionism and voyeurism involved for both
      those doing the rolling around and those doing the watching.

      Too bad Adlai Stevenson wasn’t an Asian paddy farmer…
      If he had, he could have changed his line into:
      “Eggheads of the world, arice ! You have nothing to lose but your yolks !”

      Apr 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   infant tyrone bang

      Guys (m/f incl.) ?
      Anybody else notice that, although Rossy’s artwork is polychromatic, and quite vivid, when he replaces a crayon it always seems to be a brown one ?

      Or, if that’s too harsh, maybe a lighter take is in order…
      Smokey, this is not ‘Nam.
      This is punctuation.
      There are rules.

      http://tikimexican.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/big_lebowski_walter_gun.jpg?w=486&h=365

      Apr 10, 2010 at 7:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.6   sleeps

      And what do YOU get out of making fun of strangers who are making fun of other strangers on the internets, hmmmm? I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions vis-a-vis pots/kettles and their relative coloring.

      Apr 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.7   Canthz_B bang

      That’s so fucking unfair!

      I clearly stated under comment number 1.3 that I DO NOT understand grammar rules!

      Now I don’t get shit?

      I deserve..nay…DEMAND, as smug and inordinate a sense of self-importance as any bona fide Grammar Nazi receives!

      I KNOW MY RIGHTS DAMN IT!!!!

      Apr 11, 2010 at 12:19 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.8   TheOldSchool

      sleeps,

      Most of the people who post comments here get paid at the end of each month by Kerry. Regular contributors make out well enough to quit their day jobs. The top earners here now own the shopping mall where Greg waited so patiently for Gail.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 12:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.9   infant tyrone bang

      I’m generally cool with channeling my inner extrovert, but I’m not sure
      that my inner Grammar Nazi is someone I want to be in touch with.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 2:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.10   sleeps

      TOS, why was I not made aware of this? I’m gonna have to start making waaay more comments, ’cause my day job SUCKS. I am ready to get on the PAN gravy train. I gotta get paid, yo!

      Apr 11, 2010 at 8:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.11   molly ringwald

      I AM IMPORTANT!

      Apr 11, 2010 at 2:12 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.12   Woman on the Verge bang

      Personally, I like my smug and inordinate sense of self-importance. It accentuates my highlights.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.13   park rose

      Makes me appear taller.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 9:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   kr

    I learned to leave kids and husband home when I shopped. Both much happier. I see women dragging little kids around to do their shopping and I think that is a mistake. Kids get wore out quickly. They don’t really understand why they can’t have stuff if you’re getting stuff. Pay a few bucks for a sitter if you need to, or get with a friend and work out an arrangement. I got a little off the subject but I really feel for the kids and the Moms and would really rather not witness a screaming hungry or nervous baby or another 3yr old having a tantrum in the checkout lane who is long overdue for a nap.

    Apr 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   TheOldSchool bang

      kr,

      Speaking as the collective voice of your husband and children, I can say that we’re not the least bit suspicious when you come home from your “shopping” trips, reeking of alcohol and oozing semen.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   Woman on the Verge bang

      I started leaving my kids home after the day in a dressing room when my son said (in his ‘outside voice’), “Wow, Mom! Your boobs are huge!”

      Apr 11, 2010 at 3:08 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   jayayceeblog

    I love the quote marks and all caps on the word “PATIENTLY!”

    Apr 11, 2010 at 2:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Aphrica

      isn’t marriage all about patience? ;)

      Apr 11, 2010 at 5:25 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   park rose bang

      Perserverance.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 11:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   oi bang

      Monogamy. It’s all about monogamy.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.4   infant tyrone bang

      Patience:Courtship::Perseverance:Marriage

      Apr 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Maaya

    i dont know what everybody is on about i love it!

    Apr 11, 2010 at 4:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   TheOldSchool bang

      Maaya, most of the people here have sensed the subliminally dark undertones implied in Greg’s crayoned statement.

      Greg’s message eerily parallels the writings of the Jack Torrance character (played so memorably by Jack Nicholson) in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.”

      Apr 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Blogmella bang

    With all that time to kill, you’d think he would have done a better drawing.

    Apr 11, 2010 at 9:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   TheOldSchool bang

      Blogmella,

      see comment: 27.1..

      Apr 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Geek_kittie

    This is kind of cute. Props to the men in my life who have waited around for me to try on clothes. (Although I tend to know better than to take them with me on such adventures.)

    Apr 11, 2010 at 10:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   methinks

      On the rare occasion when I drag my boyfriend shopping with me, I keep him entertained by letting him help out a little in the changing room.
      He’s never complained.

      Apr 12, 2010 at 7:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   oi bang

    so are we getting new note or what? Word is changed to this one.
    I am going to be first.

    Apr 11, 2010 at 1:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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