Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thursday’s thirteen: hardware shopping with a teen

Thursday’s thirteen: hardware shopping with our teenager daughter.

Life is interesting with a teenager. She has a re
al different mindset. We went to the hardware store and looked at tools.

Her dad asked her, “Help me find some nuts and bolts. I just need a couple; they’ll be loose in one of these drawers."

This is her take on tools and hardware.

1. “Why is everything named after a man’s body part, or sound like sex?”

2. “I mean it’s all called ‘hard-ware,’ right? Think about that.”

3. “And dad wants me to find his nuts for him?”

4. “Screws.”

5. “Bolts”

6. “Rod”

7. “Then there are names like Ham-her.”

8. “Screw-drive-her.”

9. “Joint-her.”

10. “Compress-her.”
11. “Fasten-her”

12. “And don’t get me started on power tools,” she warned. Gulp, at this point I was afraid to ask.

13. Next we went to the checkout line, and it was one of those places where you check yourself out. Then she yells, “Dad, don’t go in there your nuts are too small.”
I hate to admit it but I just lost it, I was laughing so hard I was crying. My husband, blushing badly, had to lead me out to the car.


Shelley Munro said...

LOL, I started laughing halfway through and when I got to a blushing hubby I was chuckling quite loud. Kids! Who'd have 'em? *grin*

Ms Menozzi said...

I'm sorry. I think your daughter and I are twin souls separated by a few decades. This is exactly the sort of thing I used to do to my family. Hee!

Happy TT!

Ella Drake said...

That's pretty hysterical.

My husband wouldn't be the one blushing. He'd be the one making the embarrassing comments.

I love the hardware store!

Great post!

Inez Kelley said...

OMG, I love your kid.

Merle said...

Dear Janice ~~ Good post and kids sure can embarrass us at times. Thank you for your comments
and I am glad you enjoyed the Tube announcements'
I am relieved that the computer was easily fixed.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Debra Kayn said...

I love it! What a sense of humor...I can appreciate that! Although I might get the giggles next time hubs sends me to the hard-ware store.

Janice said...

Hi Shelly,

Oh my daughter has a killer sense of humor, she sends me into laughter overload all the time. :)

Hi Ms. Mennozzi,

Oh really? My goodness you must have kept your family entertained too?

Hi Ella,

My daughter get her father's goat all the time, me I joke right along with her. But this time she really did me in, lol.

Hi Inez,

I think she's pretty great too.

Hi Merle,

My hubby was the embarrassed one, I just laughed my fool head off.

Oh good, you got your computer fixed. That is always a headache. I'm glad you'll be back to posting again, and I won't be missing out on anymore of your good jokes, ;).

Hi Debra,

Yeah, one thing is for sure, you'll never look at Hard-ware the same way again, lol.

Happy TT, and take care everyone.

Elise said...


She has a point. I had a shirt from a supplier of my dad's. Reliable Screw company. i wish i still had that shirt.

Janice said...

Hi Elise,

True that's why it was so funny, lol.

Ha, love that shirt.

Happy TT.


Anonymous said...

Thank-you for the laugh! This sounds like something my younger sisters might have said, if my dad had been "brave enough" to take them into the hardware stores - it was hard enough taking them into car part stores... And they still don't understand the mechanics of a car and they're in their 50's now. Me, I still can browse for a few hours in the hardware store (Home Depot, Lowe's, etc.) and over spend...


Janice said...

Hi Amelia,

Thank you for stopping by. Oh, you have some out spoken family members too?

I'm the same way, I have my own power tools. I have to watch hubby because he tents to barrow mine, takes them to work and forgets to bring them back.


Bethanne said...

Oh. I'm so glad I stopped in today! Janice, what a funny story. Life is so good, isn't it?

Janice said...

Hi Bethanne,

It can be and if your lucky it can give you a laugh or two.

Thanks for stopping by.


Anonymous said...

OMG Janice, she would get alog so well with my teenage girls. We have conversations lie this all the time. They really do see life from a different, yet funny angle. LOL

Janice said...

Hi Kensi,

That why I like talking to my daughter and her friends, they have such a refreshing look on life.