Yesterday, on our daily lunchtime walk, with Gal Smiley, a yellow mustang with black stripes drove past us, late 90s model.
Gal Smiley: I love that car. It’s so gorgeous.
Me: Did you know that I almost bought one just like it when I graduated from university?
Gal Smiley: REALLY? Why didn’t you?? You would be SO MUCH COOLER if only you had ever owned something like that.
Me: Well, I did the financial math and it wasn’t worth it so I ended up not buying anything. But I was seriously considering it.
Gal Smiley: WOW. I had no idea you were almost cool.
Today, on our daily lunchtime walk, we fell into a discussion of the “i before e” rule and its exceptions in spelling.
Me: It’s too flaky of a rule. There are a lot of exceptions even in everyday words.
Sir Monkeypants: Really? How do you know?
Me: I saw someone once write an entire paragraph of words that violated that rule in a grammar group I’m in on Facebook.
Gal Smiley: You’re in a grammar group? Forget the mustang. There’s nothing that would ever make you cool.