setting - two fellas standing over a grill at a hardware store, having just met because their wives know each other from Wednesday night book club, trying to make conversation.
terry: “Those sure are some nice grills..And I sure do love grilling”
tommy: “Yep! I grill all the time…and I went for two semesters to culinary school, sooooo yeah”
this is a completely fabricated situation..but I swear I’ve heard at least 10 of these “sweet brags” in the past 3 days..and each time i hear em..the urge to ease my way into the conversation.. and make it super awkward.. gets stronger and stronger