I misread things all the time. All the freaking time. So when I was on my way home from the car dealership the other day, and I saw a sign in front of a small deli that said “Human Hair On Sale Now!” I was positive I’d misread the sign.
Nope…not this time. There really was human hair on sale at the deli. Ewwwwww.
But it made me think of some of my favorite misreads. There was the time I was looking up the number for the “Grand Rapids Dominicans” – only I read, the “Grand Rapids Dominatrixes.”
Another was a sign in front of a church. It said, “Polar Expedition Vacation Bible School.” I read “Bipolar Exhibitionism Vacation Bible School.” I actually has to slow down and drive around the block so I could reread the sign. I was a little disappointed when I did.
Sometimes I’ll even combine two lines of text. For instance, there were these two headlines. “Blast Kills Six in Sri Lanka” and “How to Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree.” However, I read
“The Perfect Christmas Tree Kills Six in Sri Lanka.” I had this horrible mental image of a perfectly decorated tree – you know, something out of a Marshal Field’s display, walking down the street and strangling people with strands of lights and garland.
So, do you guys ever misread things? I know Brynn, Margaret and Jen do. Got any gems you want to share? What about the rest of you?
Here’s something that’s not a misread. Today, is the last day of the Eternally Yours Contest.
Eternally Yours Contest
What could you spend an eternity doing? What is your passion? Your hunger? Your deepest desire? Each day beginning February 5 and running through February 14 one of the ten authors will complete the line, “My darling I could spend eternity…” on either their blog or website. Collect all ten answers and e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org with Eternally Yours in the subject line to win some hot, romantic books. There will be three lucky Valentine winners.
The prizes –
1st prize–5 books
2nd prize–3 books
3rd prize–2 books
Entries must be in by February 16 at midnight EST. All books and prize winners will be drawn randomly.
Sandra Cox Silverhills
Mona Risk To Love a Hero
Brynn Paulin Tribute For the Goddess
Bronwyn Green Mystic Circle
Cindy Spencer Pape Stone and Earth
N.J. Walters Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke
Elyssa Edwards Mating Stone
Amarinda Jones Shades of Gray
Kelly Kirch Time for Love
Anny Cook Honeysuckle