Friday, April 29, 2011

I love you more than my luggage

Recently a good friend (Sybil, you know who you are) said this expression to me on Facebook while we were discussing who we liked/didn't like on American Idol. As first I was like, "huh?" Then she said she was quoting Steel Magnolias and I was like, oh, now I get it. I'd never heard the expression because I've never seen the movie all the way through. Yes, I know, it's heresy, I'm probably like the only woman in the world (except for Mel, I think) who doesn't like this icon of female cinematography, but I can't help myself. Not sure why I don't like it, but I don't. I can't get past the first 30 minutes. I also don't like Chocolat. There. I feel so much better admitting that.

So now that would mean almost nothing except since hearing this expression, I've heard it at least 3 other times in less than a week. What is up with that? Have I been hearing it all along and just not "getting" it. I think that's probably it. And while I'm at it, what does it mean exactly? I love you more than my luggage. Does anyone really love their luggage? I love you more than my Louis Vuitton. Now that expression means something.

6 comments:

Gina Black said...

I never liked Chocolat either and I've never seen Steel Magnolias--and that's because it doesn't call to me. So, that makes three of us. :)

KBass said...

I love both of those movies, but I think we were all made to like different things for a reason. How boring would it be if we were all the same?? :) P.S. I don't really love my luggage. How about....I love you more than Krispy Kreme!!

Anonymous said...

I've always thought it to mean that "luggage" refers to all the things you own. So if I say I love someone more than my luggage, I would give up all of the things I own for them. I could be wrong but that's what I've always believed.

Nicole said...

I always use it to mean, "baggage", but in a gentile, southern way. I am southern and I adore both of those movies.

Nicole said...

I always use it to mean, "baggage", but in a gentile, southern way. I am southern and I adore both of those movies.

Derek Tambo said...

It means exactly what Nicole said....it refers to baggage. I love you more than my luggage. Nobody loves their luggage. It's heavy and it'a burden. So she's being sarcastic. It''s her character's way of being.

 

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