Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Do Butterflies Pass Gas, Too? They Must...

When I was, like, 24 or something, I was visiting my Mom's house. My Belle, the littlest, ten years my junior, sister was playing on the computer. She was doing this thing called Instant Messaging. It all sounded very weird to me, and I peered over her shoulder to see mad windows with various conversations going on all over the screen. I proceeded to ask her, "Who's this?" about each one.

I happened to know one of her girlfiends, so she asked me if I wanted to try it under her username and say hi. I excitedly agreed. Only, I'm kind of a shitty big sister, and clicked on the conversation she had been having with someone she deemed 'a cute boy at school' and typed...

"Hey, so do you think butterflies fart?"

Needless to say, she was mortified. But, she's adorable, and I'm sure that she did some damage control and rectified the situation by telling the cute boy that her big sister is a whack-job.

The kid's response was hilarious, though. He said, "Um, what?"

I'm just imagining how strange he must've thought it was. Apparently he and my sister weren't GREAT friends or anything. They just kind of knew each other. It's funnier to me to imagine the look on his face after receiving the query than it was seeing the look on My Belle's face as she tackled me to the floor. Though, the look on her face was pretty funny, too.

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Bonanza Jellybean said...

She should have demoted him from "cute boy" status IMMEDIATELY for that answer. Your sisters need guys who can think a little quicker than THAT. :)

Phil said...

Admit it . . . you knew exactly what you were doing, didn't you. :)

Crazy Lady said...

I can just picture the "what the hell???" face on a some kid. I must say. I don't think they fart - they just fluff.

Amy said...

LOL - sometimes being the oldest sibling just freaking well rocks.

Torturing my younger siblings is actually a specialty of mine. One time, my sister was being a pain in the ass, so when she went into her room and slammed her door I tied the doorknob with a ski rope (we went water skiing a lot) and tied the other end to the toilet in the hall bathroom.

I still remember her screaming, "I am going to kill you..." and my response, "Only if you can get out of there."

Ahhh, good times. ;o)

junebee said...

Oh, you are SO rotten! But obviously the guy wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed or he would've thought of a witty reply. Who knows, maybe you ruined a whole adolescent romance.

Gary said...

That was when you were 24. I'm sure you're a much more serious person now.

Rich | Championable said...

1) That was funny.
2) Yes, they do. Constantly. Never light a match in a butterfly colony. It's like flash paper.
3) My daughter actually farted on me last night, while reading a story. She thought it was HILARIOUS.

wallofdenial said...

your evil and should be destroyed

Crazy Like A Fox said...

I loved torturing my younger sisters too. Maybe it is just a trait shared among older sisters.

Zube Girl said...

Bonanza- See, I did her a favor! I did.

Phil- Who, me? Surely you can't be talking about me?

CrazyLady- You know, you may be onto something with the fluffing.

Amy- That was a good one! I never tried the tying the doorknob bit until I was in a college dorm and tied two doorknobs to one another. It was HILARIOUS!

Junebee- Yeah, he could've come up with something a little better. :-)

Gary- I am SO much more mature now. Heh.

Rich- I am SO glad you have enlightened me of the gaseous powers of butterflies! I can't believe I didn't know!

Wall of Denial- I know. Seriously. I'm like a threat to little sisters everywhere.

Crazy Like a Fox- I think it's in our genes or something!

PaintingChef said...

Sometimes you just have to exercise your "big sister" rights!

mybellesibling4 said...

oh yes the wonders of being the eldest child, I could never relate! but I do remember this and I agree that he should have had a better answer but if he had said this to me, i would have been in shock also so I kind of understand why he didn't say anything to jeopardize his cute boy status... :) love you tree!!

delite said...

That was priceless!
I'll have to use that on my daughters!! :D


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