Here I am, hard at work.
I had the chance to spend 4 days with Thumbelina and her high school's cross country team last week as a chaperone on a trip to California. I forget how fun teenagers can be. (Seriously!) On the bus ride there, I overheard all sorts of funny conversations going on... so I got my notebook out and started taking notes for the duration of the trip.
These quotes came from the mouths of teenagers from all over Utah - we shared buses with quite a few teams.
I wish I could speak that language that sounds like spitting and clicks.
Boys are so dumb. All they want to do is eat, sleep and make girls feel awkward.
Sometimes I wish my parents weren't such old people!
When people say "fat lard", that doesn't make any sense. Isn't that like saying "fat fat"?
Something's wrong with my cell phone - it doesn't have your number in it.
I do too know what Humble Pie is! I eat some every morning!
It must be your bedtime because everything you're saying sounds like Japanese.
Teen Boy #1: How many people do you think it would take to break this elevator?
Teen Boy #2: Let's find out!
Remember how yesterday I told you I had a boyfriend? Well, now I don't. So do you want my number?
Teen Boy #1: (loudly) People who got a problem with watching John Wayne movies got them a real serious problem.
Teen Boy #2: (quietly) And apparently people who do watch John Wayne movies have a problem with putting a real sentence together.
Teen Girl: One thing I learned at Disneyland is that Mickey Mouse is so much huger in real life than he is in movies!
Teen Boy: Did you also notice that in real life he's a person in a costume and in movies he's a cartoon drawing?
I would rather pull out my eyeballs and float them in arsenic.
Do my lips feel chapped to you?
Teen Boy: Hey everyone! The bus driver and I both got naked at the gas station!
Bus Driver: ...
Teen Boy: (holds up Naked brand drink) Right?
And here are a few 'Only A Utah Teen Would Say That' quips:
I got some hot chocolate at a gas station once and then I was SO self-conscious about carrying around a coffee cup! I mean, what if someone thought I was really drinking coffee?!
He's the kind of person they give all those conference talks about.
Teen Girl to Teen Boy: I can't wait to have a bunch of kids someday!