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Lines You Can Lift

The Plain and the Ordinary

“I hope I grow up to be the person my dog thinks I am.”

“I’m such a poor speller, my spell checker laughs at me.”

“The ability to be cool under fire is a great skill. I wish I had it.”

“Everything works well; it’s just thicker than I want it to be.”

“Sure, I’m virtuous, but I’m not a fanatic about it!”

“I may not be able to sing, but I sure can’t dance.”

“As I once told (name of famous person), I can’t stand name dropping.”

“I’m so neat that when my wife gets up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I make her side of the bed.”

“Please don’t judge my ideas by my budget.”


  EXERCISE: Filling in Your “Blooper Log”

Develop your own “Blooper Show”—It’s your chance to make fun of yourself before others beat you to it. List two embarrassing incidents on the job for your “blooper log.”

1. ___________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________




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