May 10, 2008 § 3 Comments
WHAT SHE SAID, WHAT SHE MEANT
JUST HOME FROM WORK:
What she said: I’m going to run upstairs and change before dinner.
What she meant: I’m going to read for a few minutes before we eat.
ON A SUNNY SATURDAY
What she said: It’s too nice to be indoors cleaning.
What she meant: I”m going to sit on the front porch and read.
IN THE LIVING ROOM, ON A WEEK NIGHT AROUND 9 PM
What she said: Mind if I turn a light on? It’s not good for your eyes to watch TV, even on a big screen, in a completely dark room
What she meant: I can’t read in this dark.
SAME NIGHT, ABOUT 5 MINUTES LATER:
What she said: Doesn’t the TV sound particularly loud this evening?
What she meant: I’m having difficulty working out what this poem means much less having to think straight while the TV is booming away.
IN LINE AT THE POST OFFICE
“Number 84? 84? 84 is next! Going once…” (It’s the funny clerk with the blond ponytail.)
“Oh, right. That’s me!” She jams the magazine back into her purse and approaches the counter.