A Conversational Pearl

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Bubba and I have a handy two-word conversational pearl that lubricates our conversations; it affably suggests agreement while is simultaneously totally non-committal.  Even though we both know the truth behind our use of it, like flattery, it works.

Me: “I think the air quality is going to be good today.”

Bubba: “Could be.”

Could be.

No argument. So agreeable. Yet so much wiggle room for the possibility that Bubba doesn’t agree.

Bubba: “I think the couch would look better on the other side of the room.”

Me: “Could be.”

How lovely that you have that opinion. It’s possible the couch would look better there. But for now, while I mull it over, let’s just leave it be.

It’s an excellent response to an opinion or to anything that can’t be immediately proven.

It obviously doesn’t fit all situations, but when it does, it’s perfect. Used at the right moment, it has proven its brilliance at preserving our loving relationship, preventing conversations from hitting sandpaper, and usually making us laugh. 

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To-mA-to, To-Mah-to, and People’s Names

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Sometimes, not sure of a person’s name, I’ll ask them to pronounce it for me. I struggled for a while trying to remember if a neighbor’s name was Kristan or Kirstan.

Bubba declared his use of this approach.

“I went up to an acquaintance at a party and asked,”

‘do you pronounce your name Laura?…

…or Erica?’

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3 Days, 3 Bubba Quotes Day 3

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Confessions of an Irish Procrastinator nominated me to do the 3 Day, 3 Quote Challenge. Thank you, you Penitent, Irish, Faffer. 

To find out what Faffer means, go here. Then check out I.P. ‘s blog.

I decided to use Bubba quotes for this three-day challenge. They pair well.  To conclude Day 3, see quote above.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you. (Thanks, IP!)
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three bloggers each day.

The Three bloggers I nominate:

The Footnote: No obligation to take part. But if you have your own Bubba, feel free to steal the idea.

 

Photo source: Myriams-Fotos on Pixabay


 

He Said / She Said

31_LightSwitch2_4-6-18I poured myself out of bed this morning and trundled to the living room; Bubba, sitting on the couch with his coffee, was reading the news.

Still groggy, I scuffled around the couch to the front door and flipped off the outside light.  After pouring coffee in the kitchen, I settled in opposite Bubba.

“Did you just turn the outside light on?” he asked.

“Huh? No. I turned it off.”

“But it’s on,” he said.

I leaned forward so I could see.  Dang. The switch was in the up position; on for sure.

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