Who Needs Brains When You Have Money

| | Right | February 19, 2008

( I worked as a waiter at a country club with a bunch of really “Old Money” snobs. )

Me: “We have a steak (of some kind, I don’t remember). And dude does it sound good!”

Old Money: “Ahem! Excuse me! Did you just say dude?”

Me: “Why yes sir. I did, I was just saying how good this dish sounds.”

Old Money: “Well, excuse me young man. Dude AIN’T a word.”

(At this point I’m thinking…are you seriously trying to debate this with an English Major by saying “Ain’t?”)

Me: “Well sir, actually it is. A dude is a rich old man, like yourself, from the East who thinks they can live on a ranch in the West. And just for the record sir! ‘Ain’t’ is NOT a word! ”

(Needless to say, I wasn’t allowed to wait that Old Man or his family at the Country Club ever again.)

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  • Trillium

    Old Money: “Well, excuse me young man. Dude AIN’T a word.”
    Me: “Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

  • Hercules Mulligan

    It’s hypocritical of him to call you out for using slang when he does the same, but ain’t is actually a valid word. /also an English major

  • ITrollLiberals

    Actually, ‘ain’t’ is indeed a word: www(dot)merriam-webster(dot)com/dictionary/ain’t
    And ‘dude’ doesn’t mean what you said in the story: www(dot)merriam-webster(dot)com/dictionary/dude
    Go back to the school where you got your degree and get a refund.