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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You Too [~DOH~]

At roughly 15 of the more than 20 gas/rest stops I made during my 'Dream Ride', the person behind the counter, or attending the pump, wished me a cheerful, "Have a nice trip" as I was getting ready to leave. To which I invariably responded, "You too!".

Not "Thank you"... not "I will"... not "I am".

I Just grinned like an idiot and blurted out "You too!"

And I always heard myself saying it really enthusiastically, as though I was not only an imbecile, but a really gung-ho imbecile who was so happy to be out of the loony bin and on the road that I assumed that even pump attendants and store clerks were traveling too by virtue of having encountered them at a rest stop.

So if you happened to have been driving in Israel this past Wednesday or Thursday and noticed a guy on a bright red Vespa pulling out of a gas station smacking himself repeatedly in the helmet, that would have been me.... the imbecile who wishes even stationary people a good trip if given the slightest opening.

Note:  I'm sure I must have written about this habit of mine in the past, but I can't seem to find it.  However, while searching I stumbled upon an entire Facebook page dedicated to the phenomenon of saying "You Too" at inappropriate times.

So I guess there's some comfort in being in good company with this roadside stupidity.

Posted by David Bogner on June 28, 2011 | Permalink


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NO ONE does "you too" better than Brian Regan:


Posted by: Dave (Balashon) | Jun 28, 2011 10:01:00 AM

There really is a FB page for everything!

Posted by: Ilana-Davita | Jun 28, 2011 10:17:01 AM

Weren't YOU the guy who (very appropriately) introduced me to the comic stylings of Brian Regan?

Posted by: Drew | Jun 28, 2011 4:05:39 PM

"Take luck!" There was no point in linking to BR yet again... So I thought I'd just throw out the BR-inspired Eastman family sendoff instead. Okay, Bogner. You're bonkers. But you're in a really fun club. Woo-HOO!

Posted by: rutimizrachi | Jun 28, 2011 5:47:43 PM

I realize it too late when the Assyrian girl at the bakery wishes me Good Shabbos/Yomtov, and I reciprocate, and later realize that Assyrian Christians probably don't observe Shabbos or Purim.

How about Im Yirtzeh Hashem/G-d willing?

The funeral will be at two, Im Yirtzeh Hashem.
I'm going fishing next week, Im Yiretzeh Hashem.

Posted by: Barzilai | Jun 28, 2011 7:03:20 PM

A friend of mine sat shiva for her mother and ran into her neighbor in the store the next week - the neighbor hadn't made it during the shiva but said she would "G-d willing next time"....

Posted by: abw | Jun 29, 2011 7:59:59 PM

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