Baptism By Fire

| Friendly | June 25, 2014

(This exchange occurs during a game of Catchphrase, a game kind of like Taboo, where you describe a word without saying the word in order to get other players on your team to guess it. Friend #1 is describing the word, while the rest of us are guessing.)

Friend #1: “You put children in this and they cry…”

Friend #2: “FIRE!”

(Everyone looks at Friend #2.)

Friend #2: “Well, I hear ‘children’ and ‘cry’…”

(The word was apparently ‘playpen.’)

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Stupid Friends Are A Hobbitual Hazard

| Friendly | April 11, 2014

(We’re having a movie night at the youth club, and a couple of counselors and I are discussing movies. I’m a 20-year-old female, Friend #1 is a 16-year-old female and Friend #2 is a 15-year-old male.)

Friend #1: *after Friend #2 and I discussed ‘127 Hours’* “No, I don’t want to see that! Why would you tell me how it ends?”

Me: “Really? It’s based on a 10-year-old real event; it’s not like it’s a spoiler.”

Friend #1: “It is when I haven’t heard the story!”

Me: “There was even a book about it. It’s like when people complain about The Hobbit spoilers when the book came out 70 years ago.”

Friend #1: “The book and the movie are two different things!”

Me: “No, not really.”

Friend #1: “Whatever. What’s this about?” *picks up movie*

Friend #2: “It’s your typical surfer movie. You know, all about catching that big wave.”

Friend #1: “Are there any cute guys in it?”

Friend #2: “Sure.”

Me: “Yeah, him!” *points to the male lead*

Friend #1: “Really? Who is he?”

Me: “You’re kidding, right? That’s Gerard Butler.”

Friend #1: “Don’t know him. Wait, his name is Butler? Isn’t that like a house-cleaner person?”

Me: “Do I even know you?”

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