Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"N" is for New Jersey

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%."

Hilarious, right?


Allison Bussell said...
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Allison Bussell said...

Sorry, I had typos in my old comment and couldn't figure out how to edit it. So, I've reposted below.

Jeremy and I are in tears now! Jeremy insists I tell an equally silly story that happened to me recently...I was telling my family (at a big gathering of course) about my lawyer friend, Libby's, upcoming trip to Europe. I started describing all the cool places she was going - "Sardinia for a wedding, then to France, then to Normandy." Jeremy said, "Normandy is in France." I confidently said, "No, it's not." At least you didn't argue with your Jeremy when you said something silly. I gave up when I realized everyone in the room was staring at me. And my dad was thinking his infamous favorite line, "And I put THIS through college?!?!"

Marissa said...

Allison, thanks for sharing your equally silly story. It's always nice to know that I'm not the only one that does crazy things like that! I hope y'all are doing well!