Thursday, March 8, 2012

#75: Dad-isms

Ever wonder how Dad knows the answers to everything in life? Dad has an explanation for all questions and sometimes you wonder how. Half the time you don’t even understand his explanations. Then you realize, because Dad doesn’t really answer the question. Dads may have life advice and know everything, but they have their go-to sayings that play like a broken record. Note the conversation below that may occur after your sporting event/competition:

“Dang kid, you really played out there with a chip on your shoulder. You really went for broke.”

“Thanks Dad…I just wish we had won."

“You guys were close but no cigar. But ya know, actions speak louder than words. And the fact that you guys gave that team everything but the kitchen sink really shows your character.”

“Thanks Dad…it was a bit frustrating.”

“Excuse my French but yes they were a little better. Teams like that are a dime a dozen. You guys were stuck between a rock and a hard place in that game, but you didn’t cry over spilt milk.”

“Okay Dad…whatever you say…”

“Moral of the story is you can’t win ‘em all so don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

Okay these are technically idioms, but let’s be honest, they’re Dad-isms. And for some reason, they make you feel better. If you read these statements literally, they makes no sense. But thanks to Dad, you know exactly what was meant. You’ve heard all these sayings before and they’re now almost second nature. You’ve heard them from colleagues, friends, classmates, coworkers. But chances are that Dad said ‘em first and they’ll forever be Dad-isms in your mind.

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