Monday, May 26, 2008


I think the concept of "Catch-22" is confusing to enough people that it can be used whenever you want. I like assessing a non-catch-22 situation as Catch-22 and seeing how many nods of approval I get.

Real Conversation:

Girl: This guy keeps coming in to work and hitting on me. He is gross and he keeps asking me when I work next and it's really grossing me out! (Insert racial slur here)
Me: Oh. Catch-22.
Girl: Exactly!

It's that simple.

*Note: This process is much more successful when the person isn't really interested in your input, but rather is using you as a sounding board who makes listening noises. Fair enough when you are using her as a device for personal amusement who makes unintelligent, and usually rude, statements.

Dictionary: 1.a frustrating situation in which one is trapped by contradictory regulations or conditions.


Bethany'sBazodi said...

Israel (or IZ as we say in the islands) dead? sad. I'm glad you defined catch 22, because while I read parts of the book I still had no clue what it meant. I think you should make a Catch 22 post each week with your best convo/trick.

Mallory said...

you make me laugh.

Dave said...

Hhmmmm Catch 22.... a little to literary for me, I think I'm gonna stick with the good ole' "that's what she said". A well placed T.W.S.S. can bring down the house.