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Some of you might say “Aww, come on now! Chuck should know by now what this means!” and that may be the case, but have you ever had a brain fart? I sure have. And I’d like to think I have a slightly bigger brain than a chicken.
My wife has this gift, that every time I don’t specify my exact question and leave just a tiny fraction to interpretation there is a 100% chance I get the correct answer … but not the one I was looking for. For example, let’s say I am looking for the day of the week because once again I have lost track on where in the week we are (this happens a lot because we both don’t work Mo-Fr and 9 to 5 jobs, nor we don’t have kids in school). If I was to simply ask her “Hey, what day is it?”, I would with a hundred percent certainty get the answer “It’s the 15th, why?”. I call this “the Microsoft Answer”. Which is a legitimate and technically correct answer, but completely useless to solving my problem at hand. Much like the answers you get when you call Microsoft support (i.e. “Have you tried turning it off and back on again?”).
The other day we had to get up early the next morning because something was actually happening in our lives of isolation for a change, so when we went to bed I asked her “What are you setting your alarm for?” “For getting up early!” was the somewhat irritated, yet technically correct response. I failed to exactly state “What TIME are you setting your alarm for to facilitate tomorrows early rise at the appropriate hour?”, so it was received as “Why are you setting your alarm?”. See what I am getting at here? Actually, I’m not sure what exactly I was getting at here anymore. It’s mainly that today’s comic reminded me of that story. 😉