Tuesday, April 14, 2009

They Are Who We Thought They Were

For fun sometimes, I like to try to convince people of things that I know to not be true, just to see if I can. I realize this makes me a jerk, but I feel that by posting it here, you all have been duly warned. Besides, it's not like I do it all the time; I can quit whenever I want (the scene cuts to me in tattered clothes in some back alley crying and saying, "I just need one more smart remark! I NEED IT!") Consider this conversation with my wife from yesterday as we pulled up behind a Hyundai Accent:

Me: Oh look, it's a Hyundai Uh-Kent.
She: Uhm, I'm pretty sure it's pronounced Aks-scent.
Me: Nope. Remember, when there are two c's in a row, it's a hard c sound, right?
She: I don't think so.
Me: Sure it is. How do you pronounce the word spelled A-C-C-O-M-P-A-N-Y?
She: A-C-C...Accompany! But I still don't think you're right.
Me: Sure I am. How do you pronounce the word spelled A-C-C-O-U-N-T-A-N-T?
She: A-C-C...Opponent! (This was followed by much laughter by all involved)

It looks like I've been bested at my own game. I could not have fallen to a worthier accountant.

6 comments:

Matt and Vanessa said...

That woman give you a run for your money in the smart talking department! I love it! I was reading this post out loud to Vanessa & had to take breaks because I was cracking up - especially the part about the back alley with you in tattered clothes. Hilarious! :)

Matt and Vanessa said...

Excuse me... I don't usually refer to myself in the third peron. I had a moment when JEN BROWN took over my body and typed as me. Hmmm...

Analyst Catalyst said...

I was going to say, I thought that first comment was a little excited to come from Don Coachie! I am glad that some subsection of the three of you liked it. :)

Buttercup said...

Heehee! That's what happens when you forget to log out & leave me unattended!

Christie said...

Yep, Whitey, you married a keeper!! As usual, you made me laugh. I figure as long as you and Pablo stay married you'll have an endless supply of funny things to blog about! I'm looking forward to it. :)

lonestar=) said...

"For fun sometimes, I like to try to convince people of things that I know to not be true, just to see if I can."

This makes me think of you giving me girl advice...*sigh*...=)