aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

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.

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