As I said in a previous post my family and I spend the holiday weekend at a cabin in Gatlinburg. You can imagine that watching TV can only keep you entertained for so long, so I decided to take "Scattergories" for everyone to enjoy playing while we were there. I love board games, so I was really excited when everyone got as into it as I was.
During one of the rounds the letter was "N" and the catergory was a "U.S. City." I was very confident when I answered with "New Jersey." Could have said Nashville, Northport, New York, Natchez...the list could go on and on. But no, I said New Jersey. Duh, New Jersey is a state, not a city. Naturally, I felt like an idiot when I read my answer and everyone started to laugh. Oops!
Move ahead a day to Friday morning, shopping at the outlets with Jeremy, mom, and Molly. I see a cute pair of shoes that are regularly $60, but are marked at 40% off. I look at Jeremy and say, "What would that be, like 40 DOLLARS off?" I know good and well that 40% and $40 are two very different things. I guess I was having a blonde moment. Anyway, Jeremy looks me in the eye and says, "Marissa, only in the CITY of New Jersey is $40 the same as 40%."