Thursday, February 23, 2012

What a fool

Last night the ear doctor and I went to dinner at our favorite little Italian place that is 3 blocks from our house.

We go there at least once a week. Their gnocchi is my absolute favorite.

When we were sitting at our table finishing up our dinner a large group of people all came in at once. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed something different about all these people. They had, what I thought, was large dark birthmarks in the middle of their foreheads.

I thought to myself, “well, that’s different” and kept eating.

The group took their seats and I leaned over to the ear doctor and whispered, “Did you see that family that all have a large dark birthmark on their forehead?”

He looked at me like I was the idiot that I AM and replied, “ummm, it’s Ash Wednesday.”

It wasn’t a birthmark, it was ash and they weren’t an abnormally large family, but a group of people who had just left the Catholic church across the street.

I haven’t felt like that big of an idiot in a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time. It’s a good thing I have the ear doctor around to keep me in check.


The Fraziers said...

That sounds like something I would do as well. Did I ever tell you about when I tried to eat the hand towel on the plane because I thought it was a roll? Yeah... not my finest moment.

We would totally like to talk to Garrett about Finn's speech! Let me know when he can. I guess I just don't know what to do besides read to him, talk to him, sing, ask him what things are, ask him to repeat words I say (which he never does). He has good language skills because he understands everything we say. He just doesn't have good speech skills.

Janssen said...

We all have those moments don't we?

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