Last week I was in a wine store. They had a sign by the cashier that read “Blind Tasting.” My mental image was of a line of blind people being licked and compared. It took me a second or two to realize that it really meant tasting wines without knowing the brand.
The other day I was lurking through Facebook, and came across the name Jane Dickeybird*.
Jane was a girl that I lived with from 2000 until 2002. While I never proposed to her, I once bought her a diamond ring without realizing the connotation. I think she was actually disappointed when I told her it wasn't an engagement ring. She was nasty though, after we broke up I was told that she was horribly rude to most of my friends. They were too polite to tell me at the time...
When I saw Jane’s name on Facebook, my first thought was “wait a minute – I didn’t marry her too, did I? Nope, Evil Ex and Wife are the only 2 spouses I’ve had. She’s not crazy enough to have changed her name is she?” No she isn’t, or at least as far as I know. Jane Dickeybird is a friend of a friend, and just happens to have the specific name that my ex-girlfriend would have if we had stayed together.
My brain seems to be going wonky. I’m misunderstanding things that should be fairly straightforward. I’m catching my follies pretty quickly, but I don’t think they’re supposed to happen like this. Or maybe they do and most people just don’t verbalize it?
*name changed to protect the innocent, aka ME. And I have a pretty rare surname.