“But you’ve always been great at soccer.”

In other words, you truly truly suck at tennis but no worries, your skill set lies elsewhere.

“I’d ask Melanie but she works.”

In other words, supervising twenty-two kids as they tie dye t-shirts for their class field day might not be your cup of tea, but we’re tagging you in anyway seeing as you don’t drive to an office building each day.

“Gee, I really wish I could but…”

In other words, I don’t want to.

“Gracie might be driven to act out for any number of reasons – looking for attention, compulsive eating, hunger pangs, habit.  Some golden retrievers, especially females, don’t start calming down until eight- or nine-years-old.”

In other words, no one has a single ever-loving clue why this dog acts so loony tunes.

“Jacob is a bright student who doesn’t apply himself.  His lack of effort and flippant attitude distracts other students from their learning in a classroom environment.”

In other words, your kid is an asshole.  They let him skate by in school, and you enabled it by not demanding more.  Now you’ve got an eleven-year-old who pisses away education like he’s swatting away an annoying gnat.

Linda’s stream of consciousness post runs on Saturdays.  This week’s prompt is “in other words.”