When you hang around certain people a lot, you start getting way too comfortable when you talk to them. Girls night out, for example, can cover a host of topics ranging from diaper changing to job changing to husband changing. Even better are best friends, who have broken down most barriers between them, discussing such things as a zombie apocalypse and what the return of skinny jeans means for our derrieres.
By far the best, however, are conversations between siblings. Brothers and sisters have been with each other practically (or literally) their entire lives, so they have absolutely nothing to hide from each other. Having five siblings myself, I can attest to the fact that pretty much nothing is off limits in either personal details or just plain weirdness.
Actually, my family usually errs on the side of just plain weirdness. It’s like we compete in staring contests of strangeness, trying to out-weird each other until someone cracks (up, that is). Our Facebook status exchanges, for example, are often interrupted by an outsider simply posting “What the cheese crud?! How did I miss this kumquat uprising you’re talking about?”
Jay: Guess why I am so excited today!
Go ahead, guess.
Carolynn: Um… you’ve got a new magical pet unicorn that breathes out gold dust.
Jay: Nope better than that.
Carolynn: Better that that?! It must be a magical pseudopod!
|Unicorn is definitely less than Magical Pseudopod|
Jay: Nope, not quite.
I’ll give you a hint.
It involves Las Vegas.
Carolynn: You saw Elvis?!
Jay: NO! Though that would have been AWESOME!
It involves Apple!
Carolynn: You won the Bellagio in a thumb war with Steve Jobs?
Jay: Yeah…but I lost it in the next round.
Jay: Jobs upgraded his thumb.
|And yes, Mr. Jobs, I do expect to see this product soon–and some royalties.|