September 19, 2009

Phrases We'd Like To Stab In The Face: "Hey, Babe, You Got This?"


There are a ton of things that guys say to us that flip our lid. This phrase in particular makes us go downright batty because of the expectation involved. What are you gonna to say? No, I do not got this? Are we gonna argue about who's gonna pay right there in the restaurant?

When you do begrudgingly pay the bill, he always gives you a little kiss to thank you for it. I hate that kiss. It's not a sensual kiss. It's like he's kissing the ATM that just paid for the meal or he's thanking his grandma for his annual $25 birthday check. That kiss can go fuck itself.

We really don't mind chipping in and treating a guy, but when he starts to expect it, well, that's some Brody from Mallrats type of shit. We think "What Would Brody Do?" and if the guy is exhibiting any of his behaviors--playing video games incessantly, not introducing us to his family, giving the stinkpalm to adults, and/or being an overall deadbeat--well, it makes us consider dating a Fashionable Male employee and wearing a Degrassi bomber jacket, too. Snoochie boochies (what does that even mean?)

What phrases would you like to stab? Email us at hi@shmittenkitten.com and vent.

6 comments:

Jon K said...

I believe you know how I feel about the phrase "I'm really sorry if I was sending you the wrong signals"

Astrid said...

"We really don't mind chipping in and treating a guy, but when he starts to expect it, well, that's some Brody from Mallrats type of shit"

I think that's a total double standard man. Most chicks EXPECT the dude to pay.

Anna said...

Not necessarily! It's one thing if a guy wants to treat me and I want to treat him, but for a guy to expect me to pay for him sucks.

And, it's just the smugness of saying, "Hey, babe, you got this?" that grates me. It'd be another thing if he said, "Hey, if you get dinner, I'll get the movie." That'd be fine.

Anna said...

And, I would NEVER say to a guy, "So, you got this, right?" Would you?

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Astrid said...

I suppose you are right, the way in which he said it was pretty rude. And no I wouldn't say that.

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