I remember asking her where she had heard it and what it meant. She told me that she had always heard her dad say it as she was growing up and it meant that a person couldn't make up their mind or they didn't know if they were coming or going. Her dad probably heard his dad say it too. I'm sure they would laugh if they knew their great or great great granddaughter now finds herself using the phrase fairly often!
This saying fits me well. My decision making skills resemble that of a squirrel when crossing the street. It takes me forever to make up my mind about anything! I let my mind fill up with too many "what if" scenarios. I'm working on that. I usually don't know if I'm coming or going either! I don't know if I'll ever be able to fix that one.
Have you ever heard of this saying? What are some funny sayings that you've heard growing up? I'd love to hear them!
Oh my gosh, thank you for posting your memory! My mom often said a similar saying, "You're like a fart on a griddle!" Now I'm pondering which like of her ancestors that funny saying came from! Your post made me chuckle!ReplyDelete
My grandma said it about me. Her people were from Tennessee.ReplyDelete
I too had a grandmother who used to term to describe me. My wife says she was spot on! Grandma went on to Glory in 1983 at the age of 81. Buried in her home town of Fayetteville, WV.ReplyDelete
My dad's variation was "Useless as a fart on a Rain Barrel"ReplyDelete
I love that I found this! I grew up hearing my Grammy say this all the time to us when we was kids. It's always stuck with me and now even more with my grandsons. We're in Ohio 🤗ReplyDelete
Another one my Grammy would say is "Useless as tits on a boar" 🤣🤣ReplyDelete
My dad born in 1909 in indiana told me that alotReplyDelete
My old friend had a bunch of ‘sayings’ I would have to goggle. My favorite, useless as pockets on socks😎ReplyDelete
Always heard it as “Like a fart in a griddle,” meaning not able to sit still.ReplyDelete