Instant Spanish


I had a craving for chocolate Malt-O-Meal the other day. Hadn’t had it in awhile so I read the directions and started puttering around anticipating my culinary delight. After I gathered a bowl and a spoon and made a pot of coffee, I was ready. I went back to the box to put a serving together, but this time read the Spanish directions by mistake.

For a moment ”” but longer than you’d expect ”” I thought I had mysteriously learned Spanish in my sleep.

In my defense, it was early in the morning. Before I had my coffee.

It reminded me of a married friend who went home for lunch one day instead of eating at work. He ate his lunch, tidied up, then went back to work. Later that afternoon he got a frantic call from his wife who said, “Somebody broke into the house and cleaned the kitchen!”

To her, it was the only logical explanation as to why the kitchen she left messy was magically clean when she got home.

Have you ever had moments where you absolutely believed something completely illogical?

0 thoughts on “Instant Spanish

  1. alejna

    I’m sure that I have, though I can’t recall a specific occasion. When I am half asleep, my mind plays weird tricks on me. (And when I’m totally asleep, I am quite certain that I have ability to fly.)

    Just now I had a somewhat related cognitive lapse. (Related to the illogical bits, not to thinking I can fly.) I saw the clock on the stove reading 11:11, which is my favorite time to see on a digital clock. And I was thinking how it just wouldn’t be as interesting to see that time on an analog clock. Then I glanced over at the analog wall clock, and was startled to see that it read 11:11! What a coincidence! I was just thinking about that time! Oh, wait.

    Which I think goes to show that I should try to get to bed earlier.

    1. beckycc

      Alejna … that is too funny! And the flying thing? Me too. I had a recurring dream as a kid where I flew down the stairs to the basement where our extra freezer lived. I always landed right on top and just sat there. That was the entire dream and still perfectly vivid to this day. So, I am quite certain that I can fly too. Maybe we should take a trip together! But I would like to see someplace more interesting than the top of the freezer.

  2. Lana

    Usually it’s related to a dream.

    I run into someone in real time (someone who was in my dream) and I have this odd sensation … 1) do I run the other way in embarrassment? 2) do I laugh with them again at the joke? 3) do I say, “wow, I see you got out alive!” 4) do I apologize for what I did to them? 5) do I insist they apologize for what they did to ME! …

    or do I remember it was a dream? …

    1. beckycc

      Lana … I think you should steal a page from my playbook and just automatically apologize to everyone you meet. It saves us all time and grief.

      1. beckycc

        Okay, here’s another one for you. I was just on Facebook and I thought I was on my friend Sue’s page. I noticed that her birthday was the same as mine! How did I not know that?? We were college roommates, for heaven’s sake!!

        Oh. Nevermind.


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