happens all the time...it is because we each see words in our heads in totally different ways and sometimes the exact same word can mean something completely different depending on our individual mindsets.
so here is my example for tonight.
today i called laura and asked...
"so hey, what is your screwability status right now?"
now she could have thought i was asking about her sex life (which i was not.)
she could have been paranoid and thought i was about to do something mean, unfair or unkind to her (which i was not.)
she could have rightly guessed that i needed her to screw a shelf up on the wall of the feed room. (which i do.)
same word (well maybe it is not a real word but one that does work well for me)...with vastly different meanings..now isn't that just a little bit interesting?
and think of the possibilities of how many times a word that we say and someone actually hears can lead to so many different kinds of misunderstandings.
luckily laura is used to me and how i communicate and she knew i wanted something screwed to a wall so there was no misunderstanding....but in retrospect..there was that possibility.
oh and by the way..my cell phone is dead...not dead dead..just battery dead..not permanently battery dead..just temporarily battery dead..ok so the battery is not really dead...drained might be a better word but it is not really drained either cuz it doesn't have a plug for the battery juice to run out...not that a battery really has juice, it is more like electrical charges..but not like charges on your telephone or mastercard bill, those are not really charges, more like expenses paid out cuz you called someone or bought something...but in any case... no calls can go in or out til i plug it in and recharge it tonight.
(so hah jenn! find a picture for this one!)
** Mom, when you say that to me it never turns out well for you [Below posted by Jenn]
If words can have a dozen meanings then pictures can have a thousand. One picture can communicate a story and message that CANNOT be said sometimes in words. Meaning, truth, reality can arguably be arbitrary ... socially constructed ... to one person you are a saint, to another you are a crazy lady or a bitch, or a God. You are all of these and none of them too.
So here is a picture of CAROL which I took on Sunday when she stopped by for her lunch break. If taken out of context I (or you) could come up with a thousand colourful stories about this ONE picture. That is what Tabloids do.
I am NOT going to tell you what the REAL story is. You can, however, guess and if you get it right I will let you know. You can also ask me YES or NO questions to help you.
Mom and Mo you are banned from participating (since you were there). Sorry Mom I can't remember if you asked me to erase this picture or not. Perhaps there was a miscommunication ;) PS thanks for the OPPORTUNITY to post this little gem of a shot.