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Adults Say the Darndest Things

by Shawanda Greene

In the early 1980s, shortly after the discovery of AIDS, I told my mom I’d never get married because I didn’t want to give my husband asthma. :(

Well, children aren’t the only ones who say the darndest things. With election day looming, it’s never been more evident to me that it’s adults who say the darndest – no – the most ridiculous, dumbest, asinine craziness you’ll ever hear. Just when I think I’ve heard the silliest argument ever put forth by man, along comes another that outdoes its predecessor.

Here are just a few statements I’ve recently determined worthy of a mental note.

“Checking my credit report hurts my credit.”

Source – Guy whose credit history consists solely of collections and tax liens.

“If you could afford to pay more than $975 in rent, you’d live in a nicer place.”

Source – Woman desperately seeking to get out from under her underwater mortgage.

“My new diet doesn’t allow me to eat pineapple.”

Source – Eater of two packs of Oreo cookies and a bowl of potato chips.

Check out the pregnant lady in the picture below.

Pregnant Lady Smoking

Can you believe this broad?

She’s concerned about “the effect on her unborn child from the sound of jackhammers” emitting from nearby road work. Now, I’m not sure what decibel levels have a negative impact on unborn babies, but I do know that smoking is harmful to people who live either in or outside their mother’s womb

I’m sure I’ve said some things in my adulthood that boarder on the absurd, but I’m not going to talk about them here. Pointing out the fallacies in other people’s arguments is funner.

What other absurdly comical comments have you heard lately?

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jessica November 2, 2010 at 12:10 AM

so true! That's really funny that the smoking pregnant lady is worried about noise affecting her baby!

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FabulouslyBroke.com November 2, 2010 at 8:58 AM

That pregnant lady is priceless.

My favourite of the stupid $$ advice is:

“If you could afford to pay more than $975 in rent, you’d live in a nicer place.”

LOL!!!

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Kay Lynn Akers November 3, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Gosh, I wish I could think of a example, but yours are great!

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Donna Freedman November 18, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Well, someone I know who's in deep money doo-doo e-mailed me….and at the end were the words, "Sent from my Blackberry."
I recently went to this person's home and noticed that she had…satellite TV.
Sometimes actions speak louder than words.

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