Funnied Out

11 Jun


Tilly & Hub in happier days, when she was smarter than him.

A conversation:

Me: I bought milk from Farmfoods.  A pound each, but on offer at two for £1.80.  That’s 90p each.  I did the maths for you because I know how you struggle.

Hub: I didn’t realise you’d borrowed my calculator.


The most dreadful realisation came upon me: I had no comeback. 

I need a break at the funny farm. 

Strangely, the Hub agrees with me.


30 Responses to “Funnied Out”

  1. gigihawaii June 11, 2012 at 16:22 #

    Awww. This had me chuckling! Nice comeback!


  2. laurieanichols June 11, 2012 at 16:29 #

    The Hub can be brutal when he wants, wow. I stink at comebacks so I would have been speechless. A break to the funnyfarm (spa getaway) would be nice, I’m tempted at times.


  3. creatingreciprocity June 11, 2012 at 17:01 #

    Everyone is funny sometimes – even husbands.


  4. judithatwood June 11, 2012 at 17:27 #

    Somewhere there exists a book called “Snappy Comebacks to Stupid Questions.” I bet you could edit those to work for you! Great picture, by the way — you two make a nice couple!


  5. jbmumofone June 11, 2012 at 18:04 #

    I think you are hilarious…if that helps?


  6. kateshrewsday June 11, 2012 at 22:07 #

    He’s a quick operator, that hubs of yours….


  7. slpmartin June 11, 2012 at 23:13 #

    What a lovely response…nothing like a verbal chess game played perfection…congrats to the Hub!


  8. robincoyle June 11, 2012 at 23:37 #

    The perfect comeback? Throw the calculator at him.


    • Tilly Bud June 12, 2012 at 09:43 #

      Now that really hurts…I swear I didn’t need one 🙂


  9. Al June 12, 2012 at 02:35 #

    Oh yeah? always seems to work for me. (Nice pic of you both.)


  10. Yulia June 12, 2012 at 03:34 #

    Haha.. my husband will also do the same if I can save for him 😀 and sometime he will say; ” wow… you are smart now!”


  11. jmgoyder June 12, 2012 at 04:27 #

    Oh this is so familiar to me!


  12. Viveka June 12, 2012 at 09:53 #

    Priceless …. maybe you should both make a short visit to the funny farm. Great photo of you two – it looks like you both are up to something … *smile


    • Tilly Bud June 12, 2012 at 09:56 #

      Just about to have a good time at a 21st birthday party 🙂


  13. bluebee June 12, 2012 at 11:00 #

    You’ve obviously been a really good teacher, he has learnt well from you. You just need a holiday, Tilly, and you’ll be right.
    I’m hopeless at comebacks. Actually, I’m hopeless verbally, full stop. When I’m asked the question if there is any talent I’d love to have, my answer – besides being able to make money from my looks alone (insert pathological hysterical laughter) – is that I’d love to be a great wit.


    • Tilly Bud June 13, 2012 at 11:19 #

      I’m okay on paper but hopeless on the spot 😦


  14. terry1954 June 12, 2012 at 13:57 #

    it is sad to me when i realize how much i rely on computers, when i try to do it on paper, my mind goes blank, hehe


  15. eof737 June 13, 2012 at 05:49 #

    I hear you… feeling a bit depleted myself… Might be time to take 5. 😉


  16. grannymar June 13, 2012 at 20:05 #

    You were being polite and letting him think he was winning. Right? Of courese you were!


  17. adinparadise June 14, 2012 at 10:58 #

    How dare he agree with you, Tilly?? He’s getting very brave. 😉


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