You know how couples or best buds have fun with running gags? – you know, the meaningless “just between us” jokes; the “you had to be there” sayings. For example, anytime Reiner and I get in the car as we leave for a collecting trip, we high-five and holler, “Road Trip!”
Today’s WordPress prompt reminded me of the time when I was married to The One, and a particular line we’d say anytime either of us used the word ‘fluffy.’
I use the term “reminded” loosely, because I cannot recall the actual point of reference. It was an ad, THAT I remember, and I think it was for a fast-food joint. I did a quick google search to see if I could find a clip of the advertisement from the early “naughties” but came up empty.
If I recall correctly, the setting was a dim and smoky barroom in an old west saloon. Fierce looking cowboys sat at the poker table, placing their bets. Maybe? Not sure. The dialogue had the cowboys being addressed by name – Zeke, Obadiah, Smokey Joe, that sort of thing.
Now I’m wondering if there weren’t cats involved. Because at one point, one cowpoke says to the other, “Did you just call me Fluffy?’”
That was the gag – anytime either my ex or I said the word ‘fluffy,’ the other would say, ‘Did you just call me Fluffy?’ and we’d laugh and laugh and laugh.
Care to share your “in jokes” or running gags between you and your significant other and/or best pal? But now that I think of it, is there any point, since, after all, you had to be there?
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Inspired by the Daily Post: Fluff
And I’ve found the ad. I was close, but no cigar. No saloon either, but it was from 2001.