Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sit down! Is your father a glazier?

My mother's family was in construction (father, brothers ...). She said that when she was young, if you blocked somebody's view, they would say "Sit down! Is your father a glazier?" (If you don't get it: the idea is that if you want to stand in front of somebody, you ought to install a window in your body for them to see through.) When they said that to my mother, she would reply "Yes."


Martin Langeland said...

Not being builders we always cried: "You make a better door then a window" in those situations.
Sounds like another regional preference like "pop", "soda", or "tonic" for a soft drink.

Anonymous said...

I always knew it as:
Was your father a glazier?
And the reply was:
No.But he was big enough to put a pane in your ass!!