On Saturday, Varun and I were waiting by the elevator when his cell phone pinged. We were waiting for an email, so he read it. As he did, his eyebrows knit together.
Varun: What does this mean?
Varun: A rain check? “Can we have a rain check”?
Me: Oh, um..it means that they’re busy, but they’d like to come. It’s like. They’d like an I Owe You or a coupon to take us up on the offer another time.
Varun: OH! I thought it meant if it rained, then they could come. But if it didn’t, they couldn’t come.
Clearly, my husband is a creative and intricate thinker. In fact, I think it’s time to introduce Varun to the glorious humour of the Marx Brothers (which is startlingly similar to his ESL reasoning).
- Chicolini: I wouldn’t go out there unless I had one of those big iron things that go up and down. What do you call those things?
- Firefly: Tanks.
- Chicolini: You’re welcome.
- Vera: Oh, for heaven’s sake, don’t make a sound. If you found, you lost.
- Chicolini: Oh, you crazy. How can I be lost if I’m found?