I’m not usually the kind of person who manages to think of something suitably smart to say just at the right time in those situations that warrant it – yet later, long after the moment has passed, I almost always think of some kind of witty repost I could have said, had I thought of it at the time.
But on one particular occasion (a long time ago) I absolutely hit the jackpot in smart-ass put-down come-backs while being asked out on a date. The man in question asked if I might want to go back to his place afterwards, and I asked him how long did he expect me to stay. He smiled knowingly, and said ‘Well, let’s put it this way – how do you like eggs in the morning?’ to which I responded, quick as a flash ‘unfertilised…’
Hmmm… in retrospect, I can see that perhaps it’s actually quite a good thing I rarely think of these comments at the time… 🙂