Do you ever have moments in life were you think you understand what someone is saying, only to find out they are saying something completely different?
This happened to me a few weeks ago. My friend (T) had always called herself the “scape goat”. I had thought for years that when people were saying this they were saying the escaped goat. I thought that it meant that you were good at escaping out of situations. I imagined a sort-of ninja goat with a band around it’s forehead and a rope shooter with a hook on the end. (Ok. My imagination ran away with me. It does that sometimes!)
So after giving the escaped goat a great deal of thought, I concluded:
“T. I wouldn’t mind being the ecaped lion, or tiger…you know with claws…or even… the escaped dolphin because it’s cute, but I don’t get why be a goat?”
Needless to say, T was very confused and I had to explain my thinking to her. She laughed and then she explained to me what she had actually been saying and explained what it actually mean’t.
Shortly after, I was telling another friend this experience, she sent me this:
Not how I imagined it, but I laughed – knowing I am not the only one with an over active imagination.
I think she may have found it off the Internet (I would like to credit the author, but I don’t know where my friend found it – and she can’t remember).