February 16, 2008 11:43 AM Subscribe
What stock banter lines do you keep in your back pocket?
posted by mpls2 to human relations (86 answers total) 148 users marked this as a favorite
I was at a party last night, and a friend of mine was saying that he saw me "running" up some stairs, and he jokingly said I almost knocked over an old lady. I've heard him use the old lady line before, and it got me thinking about these situational bon mots that often come in handy for breaking the ice with someone, and are useful insofar as the situations are fairly common.
Other examples would be someone saying "oh, my ears!" when they hear someone swear, or making a comment about ruby slippers to a cute girl wearing read shoes.
Basically, the question is... give me your situational comments (funny, light-hearted joking ones, not mean ones).
(I also spilled a drink last night, but nobody had a bon mot for that)