I’m pretty sure I learned this phrase from my father. I can only remember him saying it with a smile on his face. I think one reason we moved around a lot when I was a kid was because my dad might have used this phrase a few too many times at work.
I think this was one of my favorite phrases when I was between the ages of 15 and 25. I don’t remember actually saying it to anyone but my friends, but I know I was thinking it when I quit my first job.
I can’t recall the last time I actually told someone to kiss my ass (it’s been a LONG time), but I must confess I still think it occasionally. For example, if someone asks me to do something extraordinary for them when they’ve never done a darn thing for me other than treat me like crap, I will say to them something like “Oh, gosh, I’m sorry, I really wish I could help you but I can’t right now.” What I’m really thinking is “yea, right, kiss my ass!”
So to all you arrogant, narcissistic, inconsiderate jerks I occasionally have to suffer, the next time you ask me to bend over backwards to make your little world more convenient for you, when I politely tell you “no, I’m sorry”, please know that I am really thinking “pucker up, Buttercup!”