Urban Word Wednesday: Shit or get off the pot

Welcome to Urban Word Wednesday! New words, phrases, and sayings I am learning (and using in my day-to-day life) brought to you by ME…and the Urban Dictionary. You are gonna love these!

Shit or get off the pot: Hurry up and make a decision. Usually used when someone is being really indecisive or is taking way to long to do something. Commonly refers to a decision where a commitment is involved.

Examples Of Use:

Hubby and I hit Sears this week to try to find him new winter boots and enjoyed some Urban Word fun with the two sales ladies who were helping us. At this point we had 4 pairs of boots surrounding us.

Hubby: I like these ones and they fit but they feel a little tight on the sides of my feet.

Me: do you want to see if they have them in a wide option?

Hubby: I don’t think I have wide feet though….

Me: well…if they feel tight on the sides, it means they aren’t wide enough…maybe the wide version would be more comfortable?

Hubby: yeah but these ones *grabs boots number 2* fit comfortably and aren’t wide.

Me: well you know…different boots fit differently. If those are more comfortable, why not get those?

Hubby: but I like these ones *looking at boots he’s wearing* better for style.

Me: then get those…maybe they’ll stretch….

Hubby: shit…I don’t know…these ones *picks up boots #3* are nice too…what do you think?

Me: I think you need to shit or get off the pot…we are all turning to stone waiting for you to decide…

Hubby: ok honey darlin’…how many times have I gone shopping with you and watched you try on forty-five outfits humming and hawing over which ones to get…you need to sit down and be supportive…it’s my turn wife!

Metouché my love…you have a point…I’ll shut up. Let’s shop!

Ever had to tell someone to shit or get off the pot? How do you handle indecisive shoppers? Are you an indecisive shopper? Got any fabulous shopping horror stories? Come on…share the wealth…

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For the month of November and December, I am proud to be taking part in the Holiday Yum Blog Hop where a group of uber bloggers will regale you with recipes and funny cooking stories.

This week’s highlights:

  • December 10: Kathy Owen’s Butter Spritz Cookies (OMG I want some…especially those Hershey filled ones)
  • December 14: Ellen M. Gregg’s Old-fashioned Buttermilk Sugar Cookies (with Christmas punch)

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  • December 17: I am back with a recipe for Cheesecake that is so simple but even I messed it up once
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  1. Oh, I love this phrase! I have to use it with my brother ALL THE TIME. Thankfully, he listened the last time. He was in a crappy marriage for ten years, complaining all the time about it but refusing to do anything about it. Then, we she left him he got into another crappy relationship with another girl who had the personality of a damp washcloth. And he kept complaining about how boring their relationship was, but he didn’t want to be the bad guy and hurt her. Finally, I told him that he was making us all miserable and that if he didn’t want to do anything about it, I wasn’t going to listen anymore. So I stopped talking about it with him and my step-mom got on board with the plan. Anytime he brought her up, we either said, “Hmm.” or we changed the subject. Eventually he had to figure it out himself and he broke up with her. Now he is dating a fun, smart, great girl and we get to tell him how much we like her. And the funny thing is, now we barely talk about his relationship. Because there is no drama. It really is good to shit or get off the pot. That big red ring doesn’t look good on anyone’s ass. 🙂

    • LUV it Emma!! He did need to shit or get off the pot and my god…we always feel better, eh?!

      I near hit the floor when I read “had the personality of a damp washcloth”! OMG hysterical. I am totally using that!!!

  2. Before I discovered the power of Activia, there were times I had to say those very words to myself.

    [Yes. I have better things I should be doing. No. I could not resist.]

    I do this all the time while shopping for myself.

    I used to break into an upper-lip sweat trying on outfits searching for one that lived up to my imaginary world’s preconceived image of how it would look on me. Torture.

    So! Since I don’t have tug-over-the-head friendly hair, and looked like a wild-eyed maniac, I used to buy outfits without trying them on in the store. Credit Card + Return Policy + Leaving Tags On until tried on at home = a hassle free shopping spree for me.

    It’s always helpful to know your sales person’s schedule so the returns can be made while she is not on duty.

    • ROFL!!! OMG Gloria…the Activia comment slayed me…and then it’s good to know your sales person’s schedule so you can do returns when she isn’t there…ROFL!! Luv it!!! Hilarious and soooo true….

  3. I have used the phrase a time or two in my life. I hehe

  4. I use this phrase ALL of the time… ALL of the time. LOL

  5. It’s an oldie, but goodie! And it so perfectly says what needs to be said.

  6. Raani York says:

    You know… he DID in fact have a point, right? *grin* Thanks for sharing this. I’m still amused! 🙂

  7. Oh, this is one of my favorites. I use it all the time. It goes hand in hand with my driving phrase when someone needs to shit of get of the pot.

    It goes something like this: Idiot driver in front of me, with 127 cars behind him, is waiting to make a left turn. He starts to go then hesitates, starts, stops, starts, stops. My urban phrase to him: “Are you waiting for a frickin’ written invitation?” It’s similar to shit or get off the pot, but I only use this one when I’m driving. Sometimes I use them together. And then other times I just yell, “Go Stupid.”

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • ROFL!!! Patricia…I HEAR you!! They are very similar. I am usually the one that I am sure he sees in his rearview mirror distinctly mouthy GET THE FAWK OUT OF MY WAY….or…ARE YOU WAITING FOR FLAGGERS???? LOL!!!

      Yes….SHIT or GET OFF THE DAMN POT works quite effectively as well…if only we could attach megaphones to our roofs….LOL!!!

  8. How dare my computer decide to do an automatic update of some thing or another in the middle of my response to another giggle caused by the awesome Natalie – then it took me another 35 minutes to find my way back to you. Grumble, grumble. Now, I must remind you – – – just in case you missed it – – – you have an award over at my blog from Monday, my dear. If you are one of those that’s become so famous that you no longer accept awards – – – that’s okay – – – perhaps others that follow me will find you and continue to be as delighted with your advocacy and silliness as I am. Then, there’s the thing about shopping you brought up. I hate everything about it. I do mean everything. But – I have the best of both worlds. My husband loves it. When I was still working for the gov. I would tell him what I needed and off to the department stores he would go and in a day or two I’d find 3 or 4 or 5 or whatever suits and silk blouses plus appropriate accessories to select from. As an artist his taste is impeccable and I could try on at home and at my leisure with no one asking me, “Now, dear, how are things going in there?” Tell me, what THINGS were they asking me about? I was always afraid to ask. As for waiting for someone to make up their mind – it’s probably rude but that’s the reason I keep my Kindle in my purse. I find a chair and read.

    • Oh my gosh, thank you Sheri!! I did see it and read it on my phone but didn’t realize I hadn’t been by the blog to thank you for it!! Squeee…I love getting awards but as of late, I don’t do much accepting. LOL!! But I totally appreciate the uber sentiment and will go visit and thank you in person…so thoughtful and I am deeply touched!!!

      OMG your husband is a DREAM! That is sooooo freaking nice and you are right, way more comfortable to try in your home with no one hanging around asking prying questions. I have no idea what “things” they are asking about…My experience is the sale’s lady is usually interrupting me when I’m in the middle of wiggling or squirming into something and then…no where to be found when I need a larger size….LOL!!!!

      Kindle in the purse….PURE genius….

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