usingtherightwords

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On Locations, Proximities and Lockers


I’ve said it before, and I’m going to repeat: If we only heard what we said, we’d shake our heads and wonder what the heck were we thinking when we said what we said.

I was at the gym and put my jacket and sweats in a small square-sized locker. When I was finished with my workout, I went to retrieve my clothes, but there was someone standing there putting his stuff into the small square-sized locker below the locker where my stuff was.

I said, “Excuse me, I’m right above you” and proceeded to open the locker and get my things.

Except I wasn’t above him; I was standing to his left. My locker was right above him.

It reminded me of the time I wondered where I was parked, except that I wasn’t parked; my car was, and I was walking toward my car.

Ah, language.

Until next time! Use the right words!

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leebarnathan.com

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April 28, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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