Mia: Shaken Not Stirred


The true life stories of a NYC female.

Friday, February 25, 2005

It's all about the Washingtons...

I love when people attempt to use slang and get “ghetto” in an attempt to fit in.
It makes them stick out like a sore thumb and more often than not leaves you smiling and wondering what the hell is going through their mind. Warning before attempting to use slang consult with a friend first and make sure you got it right. Case in point:

My aunt-in-law works as a waitress in a Greek restaurant. The owner Abby swears she’s a groovy chic in a far out happening way.. lol

There was a group of men sitting at the table being waited on by my aunt. Abby is always on the prowl , ever flirtatious. The men start joking with her and as the convo starts heating up she jokes about how she likes men with money. One of the guys asks how much and she responds that “all of this can be had for a price.” I dunno maybe she didn’t realize she was making herself sound cheap. It is not for me to question, just to blog. Anyway so the guys start laughing and tell her oh so it can be bought like that? And (here we go “how not to use slang 101”) she responds with a laugh,;” of course it’s all about the Washington’s, all about the Washington’s.” Needless to say everybody started laughing, and she swore she was the belle of the ball, throwing down her ghetto-terminology. No one had the heart to correct her.

Note: To those not familiar with American slang. Washington’s are $1.00 bills. Benjamin’s are $100.00 bills. The correct use of the slang should have been “it’s all about the Benjamin’s, all about the Benjamin’s.”

Story #2:

Abby was in the middle of an argument, it was going downhill fast. She searched her brain for that ONE perfect comeback. The one that would turn the tide her way, and allow her to win the argument. She looked towards the heavens and decided to take her comeback on a personal level. Yes, dear reader she went there. Hand on hip she shouted for all in the diner to hear “ Well you know what at least I have a job”, snapping her head and sucking her teeth for emphasis, “that’s right at least I have a job, a G-O-B , job!!” Once again no one bothered to correct her. I’m starting to think that her employees just love those moments.

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