Monday, January 26, 2009
Random spouts of memory: online it's normal, face to face would be a little creepy
Picture this: You're sitting in a restaurant or coffee house when a total stranger leans over to you and says "You know what? I just remembered the time when I first heard the phrase "the check is in the mail."
Betcha you'd be weirded out, huh?
But here, in Blogland, it's OK. A lot of people who come here know me now, but some of you may be strangers. And I'm about to tell you about the first time I heard the phrase "The check is in the mail." And it's not so strange. Is it? I luv that! :0)
I have no idea why , but I just remembered when I was in Gym class. I forget what grade, Maybe 1st or 2nd. I helped the teacher put away the dodge balls and he said "Thanks! The check is in the mail." OMG! I was so excited. I really thought I was getting paid for helping out! And was very disappointed when the check never came. ;0P
That's it. nothing more. Just a memory of wide-eyed innocence.
What about you? Any memories of the first time you heard a phrase and misunderstood it or took it too literally?
My hubby told me about one of his friends who thought the laugh track on the t.v. was really the sound of all the children around the world watching the same show. So when he laughed, he laughed as loud as he could into the t.v. screen so all the other kids in the world could hear him.