It’s hard to believe that we are into our last week of February. Not only is it the shortest month of the year, it also happens to be one of the most mispronounced words in the English language. It grinds on me whenever I hear anyone say Feb-you-ary. People always drop the first “r.” It’s actually pronounced Feb-roo-ary. Try it a couple of times!
It’s like Calgary. It’s not Cal-gary, it’s Cal-gry. Anyone who pronounces the “ary” at the end of Calgary has obviously never lived there! But enough of that.
Yesterday morning I was over at Safeway when I ran into my old friend Jimmy. “Hey, I thought you were a ‘No Frills’ guy,” he said. I told him I was just over there and dropped $100. I simply went to Safeway to grab myself a fresh banana cream pie!
When I rolled up to the cashier with my pie I asked how her day was going. “It’s a ka-ching” day today. I looked at her and smiled, even though I had no idea what she was talking about. She went on to elaborate. “It’s my ka-ching day today. It’s a stat and I’m making $65/hr.” Now I see. Ka-ching, as in money. At first I thought, hey that’s not bad at all. Secondly, I wondered why this woman would tell a complete stranger how much money she was making that day. It seemed a little odd to me. Oh well, there are a lot of strange people in this world, and I ought to know!
On the way home from Safeway I got behind a car turning on to Lewvan moving at a snails pace. After I followed it on to Lewvan I changed lanes so I could pass and get on my way. When I looked in the car I noticed there was a young lady staring down at her cell phone like she was sitting on her couch at home in the living room.
I hope she didn’t finally get pulled over and ticketed. I could hear the cop now, rolling up to her open drivers side window, and the first thing she says to her is “Ka-ching!”