Thursday, July 23, 2009
Seinfeldisms & Me
I was talking to a friend today about my extraordinary ability to recognize just about any quote from Seinfeld. I mean, that is extraordinary, right? haha! Okay, maybe not, but beggers can't be choosers...or something like that. It is fun to trade Seinfeldisms with other fans, but if you aren't sure who you are dealing with it can totally backfire. For example, if I were to say, "You are sooo good lookin'!" after you sneezed it would either make you laugh, because you'd recognize where it came from OR you'd look at me like I was a head case because it would be a very odd response to a sneeze. My friend got right on board when I asked him if he was having a BIG salad for dinner. If he wasn't a fan of Seinfeld that might not have been a particularly odd question...but it wouldn't have been a question to have a little laugh over either.
I guess a familiarity with Seinfeldisms is a shared experience like any other. If you get it, you get it! If you don't...well, you don't. And it is always so fun when you run into someone who gets it...no matter what it is. Sometimes it is growing up in the same town, even if it is at different times. Sometimes it is just being the same age, going through similar times. Sometimes it is music or other particular interests or hobbies or preferences that draw us together. When someone else gets it though...ah, it just feels good! So I will probably continue to throw out random Seinfeldisms. And if you watch The Office? Yeah, we should talk. :-)
I love to have people share in comments. So, toss me a line! I just might get it. And if I don't, you can explain it to me and we can laugh about how clueless I am!