Are you talkin’ it off or walkin’ it off?

So, I’m walking down East Third Street, minding my own business, and a middle-aged man with a goofy smile on his face asks me: “Are you talkin’ it off or walkin’ it off?”

Is that some kind of expression? What could it possibly mean? Did I hear him right?

I’ve found that it’s best in these situations to just say something quickly and politely while continuing to walk, so I just said, “Walking it off,” and kept going.

But now that interaction is bugging me. The only implication I can think of is that maybe I’m supposed to be walking off a hangover, which I guess sort of makes sense. But how would somebody talk off a hangover? And since I wasn’t talking, shouldn’t it have been obvious I was walking it off?

7 Comments

Touchdown

about 12 years ago

Paul, I think what you think you heard is your brain kicking into self-preservation mode. What the guy actually said was probably something more like this:

"Will you take it off while I wank it off?"

The goofy smile was really a look of lust. You are a very nice and handsome man, you know.

TimK

about 12 years ago

The following website describes "encouragement for battle-weary weight watchers"

http://www.talkingitoff.com/

So, both statements- walking or talking, appear to be about losing weight.

Larry

about 12 years ago

Touchdown, That's just icky.

Touchdown

about 12 years ago

Yeah, it was. I couldn't help it. I'm usually very tame.

Beverly

about 12 years ago

I was thinking something similar to Touchdown, and I, too, am usually quite tame.

Kevin

about 12 years ago

Beverly, really? I am going to have to cancel our date.

brian

about 12 years ago

Paul Lundgren is the kind of man who could walk it or he could talk it. On or off.

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