Off The Hook: Do you agree with them?


Some people just say the things you have been thinking and it fits right into your life. I just received some of those thoughts from a friend and see them in my life. I know as you read these quotes at least a few will hit home with you, too.

We will begin with one of my favorites – “Drinking responsibly means don’t spill it.”

I have a friend who I have a problem with when she drinks red wine.

In my home there is a lot of light colored furniture. Are you getting the picture? She will start swirling the wine until I am sure it is going to spill over the top of the glass and go everywhere.

I want to be a good host, so I never say anything, like please be careful. But sometimes, I may have an alarmed look on my face. The big spill has only occurred a few times, so now I have a relationship with the product Wine Out!

“Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer, it can come back as a Tupperware lid that doesn’t fit any of your containers.”

 Well, we don’t really ever find out where those socks go, but this is a possibility. Actually, every once in awhile one lost sock will reappear and I wonder where has it been all this time?

“I finally got eight hours of sleep. It took me three days, but whatever.”

Sleep is a problem for many people and lack of it can certainly ruin the day. Lately, it has been reported that lack of sleep can cause weight gain… ugh. Some have tried to aid sleep by using the now legal and THC-free CBD oil (cannabinoid), and say it helps.

“I don’t really mean to interrupt people, but sometimes I just randomly remember things and get so excited about my thoughts.”

What can I say here? I am guilty of this irritating habit. Here’s the thing – my memory isn’t as good as it used to be and if I keep my most important thought for more than 30 seconds, it’s gone. Isn’t that sad? Maybe the others aren’t even interested in my words. I am now trying to curtail speaking out until it’s my turn. I’ll let you know how that goes.

“There’s that moment when you walk into a spider web and turn into a karate master.”

 Egad, I don›t like bugs and spider webs are so clingy. When you pull them off one place they stick to another. Isn’t that a product of their spit from a mouth of some sort? That thought makes it even worse.

“I’m bored. I think I’ll go to the mall, find a great parking spot and sit there with my reverse lights on.”

Do you think people really do this? Maybe. Recently I sat for about three or four minutes waiting for a person to back out. Nothing happened. I was not in his way and really wanted that spot. Finally I gave up. Was this what he was doing?

“If you answer the phone with, ‘Hello you are on the air,’ most telemarketers will hang up.”

I bet we all agree those are irritating calls that sometimes include attempts to take our hard earned money in a scam. One man with an East Indian accent told me he was from the IRS and I owed money, and someone would be coming to my house to take me away in handcuffs if I didn’t pay! To pay him back, I kept him on the phone for about 20 minutes asking questions. I kept asking him to repeat, because I really couldn’t understand him. Then he suddenly hung up on me. We all experience these calls of varying extremes, sometimes several times a day. Oh I hope they are eliminated soon.

And finally, this thought: “When I ask directions, please don’t use words like East.”

 If you are in familiar territory or have a compass on you, that might work. Otherwise please say left or right to me.

(Melanie Behrens –

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