Yesterday, I worked my fingers to the bone. I don’t know how long they’re going to take to heal, but they’re killing me!
I’ve never understood that phrase. Do people really do that? Have they heard about gloves? Obviously, it’s an elaborate scheme designed to make you think they worked very hard at something.
“I broke my back trying to make things easy for you, and this is the thanks I get?” That’s a good one, too. Again, why not just say that you worked very hard? Its for dramatic effect, but why not wear a back brace? I think the next time I hear either one of those, I’m going to get the person either gloves or a brace for Christmas.
I think it would be funny if the next time you hear either of those phrases, you immediately get your cell phone and dial 911. The person will ask you what the heck you’re doing and you just reply, “Well, your fingers must be very bloody and painful. We need to get them checked out!”
The same goes for the “Breaking the back” phrase. “You shouldn’t be walking around with a broken back; what are you, nuts? You need to get to the ER now!”
I once had a boss who told me to keep my nose to the grindstone. I said, “Ok, boss. Do I requisition one, because the closest thing I have to a grindstone is my back scratcher, and I’m pretty sure that’s going to hurt.” He shook his head and walked away.
What are some of the phrases that make you want to throat punch someone?
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