Monday, May 11, 2009

A Dozen Eggs (minus 2)


I've lived here for TWO YEARS and I just realized that the "dozen eggs" I've been buying is actually not a dozen. It's ten. All the eggs here are sold in 10-packs. And, the worst part is that I wasn't even the one that realized it. . . Josh told me.

Pretty lame, huh (me, not the fact that the eggs are sold in 10's)!?!

9 comments:

not2brightGRAM said...

Oh dear. It seems you have inherited my idiosyncrasy!

Remember when I worked at MVC? THREE months after I was there, I said to a co-worker, "I think I'll go to the 7-11 to buy some cold water."

She looked at me strangely, and said, "Why don't you just fill your glass up from the water fountain? It's really cold!"

I asked, "What water fountain?!"

Turns out, I had been walking past a refrigerated water fountain inside the front door of our office every day, and NEVER noticed it!

That is just one example of my Weird Blindness.

Now, we have one of yours!

not2brightGRAM said...

P.S. I had to count those eggs twice to make sure. It DOES look like a dozen!

Keep close count of the number of children you have! ;-)

Elizabeth said...

i have my own story ...

the sink in mom's kitchen, which i did, strangely enough, spend some time doing dishes in, is two levels. however, i don't think i realized this until i was 16. one day i said to mom, "DID WE GET A NEW SINK?? THIS SIDE'S LOWER!!"

no, of course, not; i just don't pay attention to detail unless it is in literature.

not2brightGRAM said...

Further proof of our strange DNA.

Jess(ica) said...

Not that I am an immediate family member, but it was just a few years ago that I realized, the terms million, billion, trillion, quadrillion were in the order of the prefixes that represent 1, 2 (bi-), 3 (tri-), 4 (quad-), etc...

Pretty funny about the eggs though!

grandma said...

my stories are way too long to post!!!! just a little 'hint'...was back in Mn. when i worked for Dave...trash/potty house!!!!

Four Buttons said...

wow, that is lame rebecca :) I only figured out the egg thing b/c we arrived shortly before easter and I was looking for the egg cartons that we are used to in the states and wanted white eggs, and a white egg, or carton could not be found anywhere...so in one of my "i hate singapore days" I analyzed all the reasons I hated singapore eggs, and only 10 in a pack was one of the reasons. But then of course, you get used to them and coming back to the states to white eggs again was really odd. And having to go to the refridgerated section for them was even odder :)

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ifione said...

wow I am surprised! To be honest, I just found out too that it is no longer dozen but only ten! :) Have a great weekend and happy thanksgiving!