Sunday, May 13, 2007

Doh! Moment

My sister called this morning, just checking in and had to admit to her moment of complete and utter stupidity....have you ever had one of those moment where you say something, and just as it passes your lips, you realise it might just be the dumbest thing you've ever said? Or that anyone has every said? And you can't just sort of rewind and make it disappear?

So, she went out to breakfast on Saturday and when she got back, the power was out at her house. It was out for everyone on her side of the street, but the other side apparently worked fine. Work on the lines, or something, and the power company said the power would be back on by 2 or 2:30. Sure! No problem. They went out to see a movie and go grocery shopping and when they got back....still no power.

As it started getting dark, she looked over at the houses across the street, and said to all and sundry, "Well! They have power over there, maybe I should go and borrow a lamp."

It took a full ten seconds before she actually processed that this was a boneheaded sentence, while everyone in the room stared at her with gape-mouthed horror. Doh!

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