As if this whole credit downgrading scam wasn’t bad enough, friends, we’re on the brink of an international incident. Thank goodness I’m Right, You’re Wrong is here for the rescue!
Because apparently in our family, a 7 pm dinner invitation means two different things.
Dilemma: When someone invites you to dinner at 7 pm, what time should you arrive?
Disagreers: Marinka and Husbandrinka
Position One: I understand 7 pm to mean 7 pm. Therefore, if I am feeling extra-generous, I arrive a few minutes ahead of time to help the hostess set up, so that we can begin eating promptly at 7 pm and no one has to endure hunger pains.
Position Two: It’s rude to arrive before 7:30. Everyone knows that 7pm is code for 7:30pm.
Ok, so usually I don’t disclose which side I’m on, so as not to prejudice anyone, but come on.
Can we agree to use Universally Accepted Numbers, where 7=7 and not some New Math From The Depths of Hell where 7 > 7?
And while I’m at it, who do I have to petition to get the 7s crossed? Because haven’t we all suffered from the whole “is it a 7 or a 1?!” confusion enough? For all I know, the stores are 1-77.
Where do you come out on this whole thing? Fashionably Late or On Time? (And do you cross your 7s? What would it take for you to start?)
And for more I’m Right, You’re Wrong fun, go here and weigh in on the whole texting issue.
One year ago ...
- Nice Job, Mom - 2010