Sunday, August 02, 2009

You get on my nerves!

We've read from Rebecca's blog about laughter as a stress reliever, but what if relief were as simple as exercising a little sass?  Maybe a little backtalk can alleviate a real pain in the neck caused by an irritating person.

This evening, Sadia embarked on a scientific study to show whether a smart mouth may serve an important function in relieving pain.  In a modest experiment, she monitored her pain-in-the-butt tolerance while being insolent toward her father.  

Even after her dad repeatedly asked her not to touch anything on the shelves at Blockbuster, Sadia continued to take candy from the rack.  She even put a wrapped Snicker bar in her mouth.  Teddy directed Sadia to stand in front of him with her hands to her side.  

"You get on my nerves," she said aloud in line.  Teddy, infuriated by her temporary insanity, asked her to repeat herself, to which she replied, "I said, you get on my nerves!"  Only this time she added emphasis to the words "said", "get", and "nerves".  Early results from her study seemed favorable; Sadia reported an instant release after mouthing off to her father.

In a related study conducted by her father, results confirm that smart-mouthed children are twice as likely to experience more actual pain in the butt than their well-mannered counterparts.

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Diane Davis said...

oh, this is funny. only because i am not the parent, of course. but i can soooo hear it.

Elaine said...

Ok, the act, not so funny. Your way of explaining it? Very funny!

Lisa P said...

Super great post, and I love the picture!

Carrie said...

Oh so hilarious!

Kristen said...

SO funny!

Alli said...

LOL! :)

Brazenlilly said...

Love it! Oh sometimes I wish I was a fly on the wall to see other people's kids backtalk like that. It's much funnier when it's not my kid.


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