Thursday, December 15, 2011

staring things into existence and mooking

If I had just one super power {well, maybe I'd like two, because reading peoples' minds would be pretty sweet too}, but one super power, it would be the ability to stare an object into existence.

On a recent shopping adventure I was on a mission to buy a button cover thingy (for you non-sewers, you can buy metal buttons and then cover them with the fabric of your choosing). Well, I walked over to the aisle where my button should have been, and I saw the size below what I was looking for, then I saw the size above what I was looking for. I must have stood there for about 5 minutes - just staring at the spot where my item should be. It did not appear.

I even walked away to ask someone if they had some in stock, "No, I'm sorry we don't." I made my way back to the aisle, hoping that in the time I walked away my item would appear {I know you've done this too - you have to check - just in case you were mooking*}. It still did not appear. So just think how awesome it would be to have the power to stare things into existence. Just think about how much easier your life would be:

If there's an empty case of Cokes, and you're really wanting one, you could make a shifty-eye-movement - and woola - there is your Coke. Or if you KNOW your keys are supposed to be in a certain place and they're not, shifty-eye-movement, and there they are! Or if you're in the grocery store looking for chopped pecans and all they have are whole and half pecans, do your little shifty-eye-movement, and there's the bag you're looking for. I'm just saying, getting this super power for Christmas wouldn't be something I'd complain about.

New word to add to your vocabulary:
*mooking* - a new term I learned this year. It is of the English origin, it's a verb, and it means man-looking.

Sentence: "Honey, we're out of salsa," says husband {not my husband of course}.
                 Wife replies, "You must be mooking."

Code: The husband was looking for the salsa in the fridge, but didn't think it necessary to move the milk and orange juice to see if the salsa is behind either of those objects. So hence, the salsa does not exist.

1 comment:

  1. I laughed so hard at "mooking," and Ben fully admits to being a "mooker," hahaha. Hope you are feeling well-take care :)


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