I have dry skin and full lips (for a dude), and I often find myself complaining about how easily they chap:
ME: “God my lips are chapped. I don’t deserve this at all! I use ChapStick like a crazy person and I always remember to put lotion on my lips after every shower. This is bull crap.”
THE WIFE: “What is a chap stick?”
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She’s serious, right, about the Chap Stick?
Oh yeah. She wasn’t familiar with it yet. God bless her. :)
Using lotion like that reminds me that when i eat BBQ, my wife asks me not to kiss her with those greasy lips.
Ha Ha! I started reading your blog because I’m an American living in Germany, and I don’t know why but some of the mis-translations are sooo funny. The worst, however, has got to be when you’re struggling to speak to someone in Deutsch and after allowing you to butcher their language for a hot minute, they say, “I speak English. What do you want?”
This happened to me the other day at McDonald’s.
LOL, this made me laugh out loud! Very funny! I love it.
I liked the story in the pipe store, especially the name you gave the saleswoman, “Nervous Girl.” Clever .
This one made my day! :D too funny! I am most definitely following! Great entry!