It’s a phrase I use when something breaks:
I rarely use it on myself. When I am the culprit, it’s most likely “damnitall” or
Anyhow, if the term sounds familiar, you may be reliving the 2006 release of “Leave the Pieces,” by The Wreckers. That was a #1 song on Billboard and successful album from the duo of Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp. Unfortunately, even with the success of this album, they went back to being solo artists soon after.
But that’s not the one-liner.
Have you ever been in a restaurant and heard the distant breakage of dishes that a waiter or waitress dropped? Have you ever been in a grocery store when junior dropped the pickle jar in an attempt to help mom load the cart? Have you ever been in a gift shop and witnessed a fumble-fingered attempt at putting a piece of china back on the shelf? Have you ever heard the tinkle tinkle of a broken martini glass because the bartender was moving too fast?
Uh-oh. Save the pieces, people.
I doubt there would ever be a reason to do that unless it’s someone’s treasured item only super glue and steady hands can save.
I don’t have recollection of who originally quoted this phrase. It may have been my father, or my ex-husband, or some guy on TV, or the lady behind me in the checkout line when the cashier dropped little Susie’s teacup set.
Don’t cry Susie. We’ll leave the pieces on the floor for the clean-up crew and call for a new teacup set. I promise I won’t drop it again.
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