Looking for snappy come-backs for a recurring joke
January 27, 2013 2:02 PM Subscribe
Every time I go to my boyfriend's parents place for dinner, his dad teases me about how much (or how little) I eat. He likes me and he's just joking around....so help me come up with some good comebacks!
posted by Jade_bug to Human Relations (26 answers total)
I'm a short, skinny, all around tiny girl, and it's true that I can eat a lot for my size. I'm also much smaller than any of the other adults around the table. After the second time that he commented on how much I eat, my boyfriend informed me that this was now going to be a recurring joke...and he was right!
His family likes me, and we all like to tease each other. So I'm not insulted or concerned about getting him to stop. But I never know what to say, and if I'm going to be the subject of a recurring joke, I'm not going to let him have all the fun!
So I'm looking for a list of sassy, funny comebacks that I can pull out when he teases me. (And I see them often so the longer the list, the better.)
Here's some background information that may or may not be applicable in come-backs:
-He's average height, stocky/barrel chested but not fat
-He has a beard
-He's almost 60
-His hobbies are painting, curling, pool, and gardening
-I recently took up kick-boxing
-For recent medical reasons, I've had less of an appetite. So now he teases me about my smaller portion size ("Are you eating less so you don't embarrass yourself?") so I need comebacks for this too ;)
So far I have:
In response to small portions:
-That's because you were cooking today
In response to large portions:
-While you're playing pool with the other retirees, I'm out kick-boxing.
Let me know your ideas!