17 different women, 36 crazy children, 0 babies in utero
Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
The General Store
Do you think when the women got in their buggies (or walked) and came to town to pick up what they needed at the general store, that they ever got home, and put their paper (not plastic) bags on the counter, only to find they had gotten the wrong thing?
Am I THAT much in a hurry that I cannot even get the right groceries home? I think that I take time to make CERTAIN I have that right thing. I look at the Carnation Instant Breakfast on the shelf, identify the Milk Chocolate Pack, reach for it, put it in my cart, only to find once I get home that I really purchased the Variety pack (I do not enjoy, vanilla, mocha and strawberry thank you...only chocolate please).
I look at the Peppridge Farm Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Bread (only available at Target of all places), and I put one in my cart and grab a second, because I really do love this stuff, and when I get home there is indeed that, but also a Cinnamon RAISIN variety. NO, I don't want raisins, I want two of the same....TWO OF THE SAME.
And why must I repeat this mistake a number of times? Does my brain see the beginning of a phrase: Carnation...and then fill it in with the rest...much like my phone or GPS system or computer...it is PREDICTING what I WANT...but not reading what it ACTUALLY is. Is this why I misspell words like Where/Wear There/Their Two/Too/To because I have become a victim of technology? I also start typing a word and then finish it with a different word. Like instead of typing this sentence, I might type this: Like instead of typical this sentimental. Honestly, I have done that before.
Did the women at the general store come home and find that they had bought golden delicious apples instead of red delicious? Is that the lamest example you have ever heard of? When they wrote letters with pen and ink in longhand, did they too experience these types of misspelling and mis-vocabulary?
Am I just having an early onset of some sort of dimentia?