Monday, February 15, 2010


Sometimes there's no teaching people. At breakfast, I asked my dopey baby brother why that little cutie threw him out after what seemed to be a decent first date.

Swigging his coffee he answered me, a tad indignant. “I dunno. All I said was, ‘Damn girl, you even look good in the morning...’”

Glancing from behind the editorial page, I told him it was simple. "She read between the lines of that moronic compliment."

Ever since we were kids, the knucklehead had a habit of saying idiotic things at the worst moment he can possibly imagine and yup, after what was probably a fun night in the sack, he let his mouth get ahead of his brain. Again.

Before I kicked him out myself for being so stupid, I tried to elaborate. "Think about it," I said. “There's subtext to what you told her."

"Oh yeah? Like what?" he asked, not really paying attention.

"Well, it could mean that deep down maybe you expected her to be ugly without all her pancaked makeup."

"Huh..." was his first response.

"Or, more importantly," I said, "Maybe you’ve been with enough cuties to make that stupid assumption in the first place.”

"Nah..." was his second resonse. "She was just a bitch."

Like I said, there's no teaching people.


  1. Men!
    Thinking before you speak - a good lesson told with style.

  2. I think I'd have taken it as a compliment. I guess girls can be dopey, too, huh?

  3. If she had just taken it for the compliment that it was...beautiful at night, beautiful in the morning. That's what he meant, right, Anthony?
    Another brilliant piece of flash. I love dropping in here for a read!

  4. I still liked him until he insulted her intentionally. Great tale all the same.

  5. Little Brother is full of zingy one-liners. Big Brother certainly knows how to write. Good work.


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