They're the modern equivalent of the "Cheers" crew, circa 1980-something.
When someone walks into, this home away from home -- a warm greeting is always at the ready. Even newcomers, like myself, found instant acceptance and comraderie.
The group gets together to chat about life, love, lack-of-love, and yes, lack of sleep. They've been known to play a round or ten, of Cards Against Humanity on a Sunday afternoon.
Oh, and they like to eat - good food. And drink, the delicious adult beverages, carefully crafted by their favorite bartenders.
But sometimes things bother them. Afterall, Pachang-ites are only human.
Instead of expressing exasperation by spewing vulgarities, they like to keep it clean and classy. You'll never hear them drop and *f* bomb.
You will, however, hear them come up with some of the most clever one-lines.
Including a phrase, these creative compadres concocted, and like to use in the most perplexing situations: "What the Pachanga?"
Here's how it works:
For example, maybe a drunk woman places her handbag down on a chair, walks a foot away to talk to someone, then turns around and asks another woman where her handbag is, because she's too intoxicated to remember where she's placed it.
That's when you throw out: "What the Pachanga?"
If you stub your toe in the shower, I am sure a good loud, "What the Pachanga?" would certainly work. Your neighbors might think you're a little nutty, but do you really care?
Perhaps, you are driving and someone cuts you off. You could try a "What the Pachanga?" instead of flipping-the-bird. (Which also might indicate you have road rage issues).
As a hat-tip to our newly formed, and mostly unconventional pack, I had the phrase written on my birthday cake. We all got a good chuckle. And I am sure some of them were thinking, "What the Pachanga?'"
Well, yeah, "What the Pachanga?"was I thinking getting it written in blue icing, with pink flowers?
Oh, that's not what they meant.