I was putting something in the drink drawer in our fridge (Okay, it’s the meat drawer, but who fills a drawer with meat? A drink drawer is much more convenient) and discovered that there were two cans of Caffeine Free Diet Coke in there that I didn’t know we had. I had thought we were all out and I was waiting for our supermarket run to re-stock.
I was so pleased that I said to Melanie, “Finding a couple of Cokes in the fridge you didn’t know you had is like finding a .... dollar bill in your pocket.”
What’s with the ellipsis, you say? Well, as I began the sentence, I was about to say “a 20 dollar bill,” but I realized that was too extravagant for the feeling I was describing, but “10 dollar bill” didn’t seem like enough to express my joy. Since all this deliberation took place as I was speaking this very witty and profound sentence, what came out of my mouth was:
“Finding a couple of Cokes in the fridge you didn’t know you had is like finding a 15 dollar bill in your pocket.”
Ahem. Yes, 15.
Melanie burst out laughing at me. Hey, I’m sleep deprived. You’re lucky you got anything even close to witty.