Chuckle of the Day – Being Literal

by Sherry Riter in Chuckle

I don’t usually get a hint and I’m concrete meaning that I take things literally. ” Mean what you say and say what you mean” when talking to me, otherwise it is going over my head!

Here’s the scene…

I’m in the kitchen fixing my daughter a milk shake.

That’s what I’m thinking about…milk shakes.

A computer commercial flashes across the television.

Someone in the living room says to me, “I think I want an apple.”

“Sure,” I said as I walked into the family room and handed them an apple.

They confusedly stare at me and laugh.

“I meant an Apple computer.”

Apple computer
Obviously, it is best if everyone just remains very specific when talking to me!



The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 dishinanddishes June 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I'm glad you visited me! Us redheads need to stick together!! Husbands do have a habit of not fully explaining themselves don't they?


2 carol Anne June 12, 2010 at 7:35 pm

*laughs* That is something I would so totally do. Me and the hubs drove over to the city yesterday on his last day of vacation to try some water ice that I'd been dying to try. To be brief. It wasn't worth the ride to the city.

We were sitting on a bench outside the establishment eating said water ice when someone walked by and asked if it was the water ice from inside there and was it any good. My answer was yes and no, it's awful. I think my husband wanted to die as we were sitting like 2 feet from the store's open door when I offered my honest opinion. It never occurred to me that the store's owner could probably hear me offer my opinion.


3 sherri June 16, 2010 at 12:39 am

I am laughing so hard right now! This is a snippet of life that happens in my world all the time. Usually I'm reading or typing or doing some sort of work and he's talking about something that happened…. and he starts his tales generally in the middle of the story and that makes matters worse… LOL At least I think he starts in the middle…generally I'm so inside my own head that I catch a word or two and come up with an entirely different context that what he intended haha I just read him your post and he is in total agreement!


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