I Just Said Something Profoundly Stupid

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  1. GeneB

    GeneB Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    And I bet I'm not alone either.

    So I am looking for a special wrench to adjust the launch angle on a Cobra fairway wood. Tear the house apart, trunk of car, or course golf bag and closets. In frustration I open that kitchen drawer we all have and there it is. I say to the wife :

    "Why is it when you can't find something it's always in the last place you look?"

    Do you have any, um, sayings like this? The wife looked at me like I have two heads.
     
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    Sayings get contracted to the point of undermining their original meaning. Indeed you left out a key part of the phrase, "would think to" or "would" or even "'d". I.e., "last place you would think to look", or "last place you would look" or even "last place you'd look", but not "last place you look". So yes, your version is self-fulfilling and sounds a bit, well, .... :rolleyes:

    So is this a thread about butchered sayings, like yours, or like the sadly common, "I could care less," or is it a thread about sayings that are lame from the get-go? I think we've had threads about the former.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with that. You're just stating the obvious. Now, if you found it, and still kept looking, then I'd worry
     
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    I always tell people “It was right here under my nose. But I have a big nose so that’s why I missed it.”
     
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    I have nothing add regarding the question as I suffer the indignity of not having a spouse to assure me of her affection by regularly assuring me that despite the fact that I am a total knuckle dragger she has deep felt affection for me
     
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    Before I retired, I was training PhD level service engineers to install, align, and repair sophisticated laser imaging systems. I told them not to expect that everything would go smoothly. If a customer gets antsy, just explain what you’re doing and tell them you need to maintain your focus. If they complain at the end of a job about time spent, explain that it took that long to find and correct the problem. You can also let on that it’s always the last thing you check. It just is.
     
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    Like those people who yell CAREFUL! right after you hurt yourself.
     
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    "...look over there - the light's better...!"

    i love those phrases.
    i was walking in a stairwell at a school and asked the cleaning lady why there was such a bad smell in the building (a sewer pipe had blown)... she answered by saying.
    "... maybe you're standing too close to yourself...!"
    love it.
    great thread
     
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    Put that example up in front of ten service techs and maybe a third will say they keep banging around for another hour or two if they fix the problem too quickly.
     
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    No shame in finding it in the last place, unless the last place is the place in which you knew you had it last...

    Makes sense....
     
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    Wife: Do you know where my keys are?
    Me: Right where you left them.

    My contribution to saying something stupid.
     
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    I'm not telling you guys any of my stupid mumblings - I don't want you feeling all superior when you see some of my better moments.
     
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    When you can't find something it's NEVER in the last place you look.
     
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    The real bummer is when you can't find something and it's NOT in the last place you look.
     
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    Some sayings about happiness seem pretty lame. One acquaintance used the expression, "I felt like I stepped in s%#t" to mean something of very good fortune. And you'll find that definition in the urban dictionary. Go figure. And why are clams so happy? And what's with cloud nine, anyway? What was wrong with cloud seven or eight?
     
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    A real bummer is when you can't find something, find it, and then forget to stop looking.
     
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    My wife usually FINDS my stuff when I lose it! So, I dunno, I'll have to ask her if she had any funny sayings when she finds MY stuff.:D
     
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    When I introduced my little golfing buddy to my wife many years ago, he carefully looked her up and down, then he looked at me and asked me; What happened to YOU?
     
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    When you've left the house - usually in a hurry only to return for something you've forgotten - you might reasonably expect a comment along the lines of 'you're never gone till you're back'.
     
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    I've always wondered that myself, why is someone said to be on cloud nine? If they were on cloud eighteen, would they feel twice as good? Was cloud 36 reserved for Arnold Palmer? How 'bout Elvis, where's he at, cloud one? Does it make a difference if it's raining?
     
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