Suck it, monkeys

If you’re on Facebook and friends with my wife, you might know that she recently posted on her wall for the first time in probably a year. “Suck it, Monkeys,” she wrote. “I’m going corporate.”

As you might imagine, there’s been concern and confusion about the meaning of this message. Did Sally change jobs, people have asked? Did she scream and go streaking through the neighborhood again, others have wondered? Did she intend to quote a sitcom or did it actually quote her, still others have pondered?

The answer to these questions is no. What happened is Saturday night, after returning from a fancy party with an open bar, Sally wrote the monkey note and then informed me that she’d done so.

I, the sober and responsible and boring one, reminded her that her nieces and coworkers and maybe even former students would read her update. I told her that most of them wouldn’t get the joke.

Sally’s response? “They can suck it, too.”

Then she closed her laptop, told me she was going to bed, kissed me on the forehead, and ambled towards the stairs.

“Good night, hun,” she said softly.

“Sweet dreams, wife,” I replied, forgetting all about sucking and monkeys and Facebook.

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3 Responses to “Suck it, monkeys”


  1. 1 Sally December 19, 2010 at 7:24 am

    That’s not exactly what happened.

  2. 2 Barb Black December 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I don’t watch enough tv to get the reference. All I know is that “Suck it, monkeys” is going to be my new favorite curse.

    Thank you!

    And Happy Holidays to the Lesley family!!!

  3. 3 Laura January 11, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I have found myself saying/thinking “suck it, moneys”

    Even if that’s not exactly what happened, it’s still been an inspirational and motivational phrase.


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