Monday, May 26, 2008

Catch-22


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.

3 comments:

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.

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