Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions, Part One

one of my favorite childhood/teenage books

I.
On Sophie's hair, throughout her life, but particularly when she was a baby:

Is her hair naturally curly?

No, we perm it regularly.

II.
On an explanation that Sophie's "problems" were due to epilepsy:

Can't they give her something for that?

You know, we hadn't thought to consult a doctor. Maybe we will!

III.
How do you do it? I never could!

Hmmm. When it gets really bad, I mainline heroin. Otherwise, I guess I'd just lie on the floor and do nothing.






5 comments:

  1. Haha! Awesome!
    People are endlessly ignorant, aren't they?

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  2. My favorite is the natural curly one! Elizabeth! Woman you are awesome. Reminds me of the person who said to my dad, "Oh! You used to be Deanna's dad, right?"

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  3. I've got hair much like Sophie's. (Well, except that now it's got some gray in it.) I've gotten the "Is that a permanent?" question all my life. I typically answer "Very."

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  4. I was reading Lady Lazurus last night, and when I came to the line about the peanut-crunching crowd, I remembered something you had said in a recent post, and wondered if you were alluding to Sylvia Plath. Either way, fuck these peanut crunchers.

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