HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Gender & Orientation » Feminists (Group) » I'm The Smart One, She's ...

Fri May 11, 2012, 09:36 PM

I'm The Smart One, She's The Pretty One

The other day my friend Christopher, who has not met my sister, offered me an analysis of our relationship.

“You know,” he said. “You’re one of those sibling pairs where one of you is the bombastic one and one of you is the dry sardonic one. You’re the bombastic one.”

Okay, so A) no, I was not aware of that apparently standard method of classifying siblings. But also B) Christopher is one of my freelancers, meaning that B1) it’s in his professional interest to not piss me off and B2) he is pretty well aware that being sardonic is my day job. So why does my sister get to be “the sardonic one”? The hell?

Read it all here.

4 replies, 3110 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply I'm The Smart One, She's The Pretty One (Original post)
Neoma May 2012 OP
SheilaT May 2012 #1
wellstone dem May 2012 #2
iemitsu May 2012 #3
TexasProgresive May 2012 #4

Response to Neoma (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 09:52 PM

1. I've more than once run across

 

sibling pairs being labelled as one is the pretty one and one is the smart one. But NEVER bombastic and dry, sardonic.

I was the smart one in my family, and both the older and the younger sisters got labelled as the pretty one.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SheilaT (Reply #1)

Fri May 11, 2012, 10:18 PM

2. I was told once that I was the funniest one of my siblings

My daughter reminded me that doesn't mean I'm funny.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wellstone dem (Reply #2)

Fri May 11, 2012, 11:57 PM

3. you seem to have a sense of humor to me.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to wellstone dem (Reply #2)

Sat May 12, 2012, 07:22 AM

4. You're never funny to your kids

until they get older and start stealing your material.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread