aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
aefenglommung
aefenglommung

Surely I'm not the only one . . .

So there I was, buying some windshield wipers for my truck at Pep Boys. The attendant rang me up and said, "That'll be Fifteen Eighty-Eight." To which I, of course, immediately replied, "Defeat of the Spanish Aramada!" He looked puzzled, and the woman next to me at the other register made some disbelieving snort or other.

Come on: haven't you ever found yourself responding to something that way? I can't be the only one who responds to requests for $16.66 with "Great Fire of London!" or to the amount due $10.66 with "Battle of Hastings!"

'Fess up, now.

All of the above examples are actual experiences of mine, not hypotheticals.
Subscribe

  • On what it means to be a Christian

    “Religion” as a system combining particular beliefs and practices is a category that had to be invented by Christians in the late Roman/early…

  • Carry me back to old Virginny

    For his 14th birthday trip, Daniel requested a camping tour of Virginia. Daniel was born in Virginia Beach, though he doesn’t remember his first two…

  • Meditation, Saturday Afternoon at Rocky Gap

    I sit with my feet in the warm sand while Daniel plays in the lake at Rocky Gap State Park. The weather is gorgeous. We have nowhere else we need to…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments