1. A forklift is a truck for lifting heavy loads.
2. 'Don't give me opportunities to make flippant comments.'
Student or Learner
What does "A and B" mean by the next sentences?
1. A forklift couldn't pick you up!
2. Try to be more considerate and don't give me straight lines like that!
A: I feel let down after the holidays. I need something to pick me up.
B: A forklift couldn't pick you up!
A: Oh, great! you just caused me to break my resolution to be less snarky!
Try to be more considerate and don't give me straight lines like that!
B: How thoughtless of me!
1. As I read it, she is making a pun either on his weight or on the fact that he's soooo down that not even a forklift (forklift truck - WordReference.com Dictionary of English) could help him.
2. I believe it means something like: "don't make it so easy for me to be so critical (snarky - WordReference.com Dictionary of English)
However, native speakers will probably give you closer approaches to it.
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.
She's definitely commenting on his weight.
A lot of put-downs involve interpreting a figurative usage as literal. For example a pair of rugby players might say, after a fumbled pass:
Passer: 'Call that a catch? You couldn't catch a cold.'
Receiver: 'Call that a pass? You couldn't pass water.'