Friday, October 3, 2008
Free Straitjacket Friday ... What We Hear ...
... is not always what we comprehend. And a free straitjacket doesn't always help to clarify things (but go ahead and take one if you wish).
Case in point: My friend Peggy tells of Son #1 being allowed to go to the driving range with cousin Kelly while the Son #2 didn't get to go and threw a fit. The next day, Son #1 tells his brother that he had gotten to hit golf balls at the driving range.
Says Son #2, "Oh, I thought it was somewhere you got to drive go-carts."
Responds Son #1, "Yeah, I thought we were going to watch Kelly practice driving."
I love stories like this. So far, my favorite one involves one of my younger sisters whom we refer to as the Natural Blond, even though she's a brunette. She lived with us during part of her high school years and provided many moments of unintentional mirth.
My favorite was when I went to a plant nursery and then came home.
Natural Blond: "Where'd you go?"
Moi: "I went to a nursery."
Natural Blond (screwing up face in distaste): "Why would you want to visit old people?"
And that, my friend, is Free Straitjacket Friday. Have some coffee and donuts from the refreshment table and have a great day!