Tuesday, August 11, 2009

She Really Is Smart. Really.

I have been suffering lately from what I like to term "Well, Duh" moments. I'm sure that most of you have had them too. They consist of moments when you speak before you think, are unintentionally unobservant, or just aren't thinking. They are embarrassing to say the least, but often, if you possess a fairly healthy sense of humor, usually end up being funny. At least, I think so. Yes, it's humor at my expense, but really, everyone needs a dose of humility every now and then. It's good for you. So here are two examples of my recent "Well, Duh" moments for your reading pleasure. Feel free to laugh out loud. I can't hear you.

Moment #1: My husband and my son love classic cars. It's a guy thing, and since we own a 55 Chevy Bel Air, I try to keep up. I try to know the names of all the "muscle cars" and point them out if we drive by one. Recently, my husband and I were driving home from running errands. I saw a car and the first thing that popped into my mind was the word "duster". So I asked my husband, "Is that a Duster or a Charger?" (I thought Charger because that is a car I sort of know.) My husband says to me very quietly, "Well, considering it's a Chevy, that would make it a Camero, baby." And then he busted out laughing. And of course he told my son the minute we got home. Yup, haven't lived that one down yet. Now when we pass cars, I keep my mouth shut real tight.

Moment #2: Electrical appliances do not work if you do not plug them in. I have done this twice in one week. Both times I wasted effort getting frustrated and yelling at the machines, only to discover that they won't turn on when not plugged in. Yup, my food processor has been called "idiot" and "stupid machine." Think that ought to apply to the operator of said machine?

So anyway, enjoy my "Well, Duh" moments and feel free to post some of your own. Like I said, it's these moments in life that build humility and character. And we can all use a little of both.

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