Thursday, February 17, 2022

I've Been Saying It Wrong!

Each Tuesday night we have an ice breaker question with our young professionals. This week, I asked them to tell us their name . . .and their favorite chocolate. Mark's answer was "any." That works! Katherine said her favorite was a Kit Kat bar which I thought was cute since her name is Catherine and Kat is sometimes short for Catherine. Eleanor said her favorite candy bar was Skor. I don't think I've ever had one. I actually had to google it to find out.

photo borrowed from the internet

I don't eat sweets any more but when I did, my favorite was Reese's cups -- especially the trees and pumpkins because the ratio of peanut butter to chocolate was just right. Here is a picture of a gift I received one time. They knew me well.


Just FYI, I did NOT give up diet pepsis!

So what is this all about? I've always called these wonderful nuggets of chocolate and peanut butter goodness . . . Reese Cups. 

One of our Tuesday night young professionals has the type of personality where everything is black or white. He is very literal and is very vocal. When I said that my favorite chocolate is a Reese Cup, he turned and said, "It's Reese's." He pronounced it more like Reesie's. Anyway, I'll be honest. It ticked me off. I was still thinking about it on Wednesday morning so . . . .I went to my trusty friend, google. Imagine my horror when I realized that he was right - it is Reese's Cups.

I was telling my friend at work about this and SHE KNEW I WAS SAYING IT INCORRECTLY. I said, "why didn't you tell me?." She responded that I always said it with such authority and it was my favorite PLUS she said that I'm a person that is not easily corrected . . .which is so very true.

Anyway, I told Mark about this at dinner last night and he laughed and laughed because I'm not a person who is easily corrected and he knows that fact about me really well. I'm a #1 on the Enneagram . . .I like to tell other people how to correct things and make them right.

So dadgum -- I'm 63 years old -- I've been saying it wrong the whole time . . .and I'm not easily corrected. Yay me :-(

Anyway, what is your favorite chocolate?

6 comments:

  1. Ouch! Methinks your young friend never got the memo, it's not polite to correct someone in front of an audience. That, and it makes me wonder about his tone -- however unintentional.
    I'm sure there are words I've misunderstood, mispronounced but I can't think of any right now. My favorite chocolate bar is probably white bark.

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    1. have you ever taken ritz crackers and put peanut butter between two . . .and then melted white bark . . .and dipped the filled crackers into the white bark and then let them dry? YUM!

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  2. Wow, I've been saying it wrong all these years too. Let's start a club lol!

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