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Perry D Winkle
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It's bound to happen. For me probably 1 in 20 or 30 balloons will pop while I'm twisting it. What do you say to a child when this happens?

I've been saying things like, 'Well, I guess that was a bad dog.' Or 'I'm sorry I just had a bad feeling about that balloon and wasn't comfortable sending it home with you. Oh, here's one that looks better...'

What do you say? What do you do?
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When I am working my restaurants it is a running joke that when a balloon I make pops after I leave the table I announce "just for the record that was not me" and it gets a good laugh. So when I do pop one it's like an "ooooh you did it" moment and I anounce sheepishly " ok that one was me sorry guys" and every laughs.
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It's an old line but...

"Oops there goes another weasle!" or some derivative of that Smile.

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Here's a couple of the lines I have been using lately:

"That's the first time that's ever happened....to this balloon"

"Sometimes I pop them on purpose, just to make balloon twisting look hard"
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****!
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If it pops at a table I am not at: "Job Security" to the table I am at.

While putting a balloon hat on someone " Sharp kid you got!"

Random popping:
Dinosaur "no wonder their extinct"
Flower " hey its a poppy"
Super Hero "where is _________ arch enemy?"

"Well that sucks!!" Adults and older kids
"Yeah look Barney" for little kids
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I say (get a sad look on my face and sniff..sniff) "Its Ok... He is in a better place now."
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While putting a balloon hat on someone " Sharp kid you got!"

Random popping:
Dinosaur "no wonder their extinct"
Flower " hey its a poppy"
Super Hero "where is _________ arch enemy?"

^^^Love the above, Mark. Some of the more clever comebacks I've ever heard. One suggestion: Arch-nemisis, not enemy.

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From WikiPedia:

"Archenemy, archfoe, archvillain or archnemesis (sometimes spelled arch-enemy, arch-foe, arch-villain or arch-nemesis) is the principal enemy of a character in a work of fiction, often described as the hero's worst enemy (compare nemesis).[1][2][3] The reason why the particular villain stands out more than the rest of the protagonist's rogues gallery varies; they may be the hero's strongest enemy (Doctor Doom/The Fantastic Four), have strong connections with the hero's past (the Master/the Doctor), caused the hero a great deal of personal pain (the Joker/Batman in most continuities), has the most personal grudge against the hero (Lex Luthor/Superman), or may be the most recurring enemy (Bowser/Mario).[4] In certain cases, it is possible for a hero to possess more than one archenemy, as in the case of Spider-Man with Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, and Venom where all three villains have established themselves, at various times, as the most recurring and the most iconic of Spider-Man's rogues gallery."

Arch Enemy is 1970 comicbook term.
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I use similair lines for flowers and dinosaurs.

I still use "it's a good job it wasn't a real dog, think of the mess" which I think I got from balloonhq.

My favourite isn't particularily clever but works, for when a balloon pops elsewhere:
"Don't worry about that, a baby just exploded"

George
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Thanks for all the responses guys. I think my favorites are these:

"That's the first time that's ever happened....to this balloon"
"Sometimes I pop them on purpose, just to make balloon twisting look hard"
If it pops at a table I am not at: "Job Security" to the table I am at.
While putting a balloon hat on someone " Sharp kid you got!"

I didn't think about when they pop away from your table. When that happens I've been yelling out 'I hear a refund!' Seems to get a big laugh.
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What about ****? I thought that one was pretty good...Maybe it was just me.
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I say "every time a ballon pops an angel gets its wings"

If it a dog that pops I say, "welllll Dog Gone".

I also use the " job security" line.

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On 2009-04-17 21:40, meitzmagic wrote:
What about ****? I thought that one was pretty good...Maybe it was just me.


Are you begging for applause? Sad.

I thought swallowing a balloon was pretty good too... before it was pirated.
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On 2009-04-17 22:50, MiketheMagicDude wrote:
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On 2009-04-17 21:40, meitzmagic wrote:
What about ****? I thought that one was pretty good...Maybe it was just me.


Are you begging for applause? Sad.

I thought swallowing a balloon was pretty good too... before it was pirated.


Since you replied Mike, I am very satisfied! Your the only applause I need!
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Right on!
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My balloons are guaranteed to pop!! If it fails to pop, bring it back and I'll pop it for you!! Smile
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If it's a birthday party, I'll say "Hey it's a party! Here's the popper!"


Others:
"Kamikaze!"
"This balloon is protesting"
"This balloon wants to talk to me"
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"Happy New Year!"
"Just to prove these are real balloons."
"Incoming!"
"Another one bites the dust."
"Bad dog!"/"Bad balloon"
"Gone, but not forgotten."
"That's one small pop for a balloon, one giant pop for balloonkind."
"Don't shoot!" [an old balloon book added "I'll marry her!"]
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When a balloon pops while I'm making something I usually say, "You know a lot of people ask me how often these pop. Do YOU know how often these pop?" Whatever their answer, I say "Once!"

I do like the "Hey, sharp kid!" line.
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