04 September 2011

Sound alike

As Laura was walking through the maze of IKEA, Collette was getting tired, but Abigail tried to encourage her to the kids section.

Abigail: "Collette, it is just a couple of more steps to the kids' section. C'mon!"
Collette: (taking two steps) "One, two — we're not there yet."
Abigail: "By 'a couple' I mean just a few. We're almost there."

This is a conversation repeated multiple times between Laura and myself. A 'couple' has a very precise meaning. I'm glad at least Collette knows that. I'll have to keep working on Laura and hopefully it will trickle down to Abigail.

No comments:

Post a Comment