So, some folks are well known for Spoonerisms, getting words and meanings confused, just not getting quite the right word etc. It's a common enough affliction and as you gain in 'experience points' it does seem to get worse.
A couple of recent examples.
[Keithy, for it is I!]
Errr, hang on, the offer in the wine isle said 25% off any "6 or more
" bottles of wine. That has only discounted the first 12 bottles (we had a voucher to use
) not the subsequent 4. 16 is more than 6 so the discount should apply to all 16. It does not say "in multiples of 6!"
[Tesco Checkout Operator]
I'm sorry about that sir, you are right, it doesn't. Although if you add 2 more of these bottles the 25% discount means that in effect you will be getting them for free*
We'll do that then, it's a no-boner!
[Keithy & Tesco Checkout Operator exchange sidelong look, hold for 4 seconds, then snigger]
A Suburban Dining Room
[Keithy, risking life, limb and testicular attachment]
You know, you should really just take your time and proof read your texts before hitting send.
[Another Random Lady****]
It's not my fault! Bloody protective text!!
Any old favourites out there?
* Yes, I do know I'm not
** Absolutely, definitely not
*** Obviously not
**** You know the drill, nothing to see here, move along