So today, I thought I'd share some of the hilarity with you. I hope it makes you smile.
Exhibit A: I apparently know nothing about fruit flies...
We have a fruit fly problem. I don't know why. It's not like I even go to the store often enough to have fresh fruit sitting around. Somewhere, I heard that you could put out a glass of apple cider vinegar to trap and kill the fruit flies. So I tried it. This was the result:
See how there are no flies actually IN the vinegar, but there's like a billion flies climbing around the outside of the glass drinking the vinegar like it's some kind of sweet nectar, which is apparently providing them with the strength and liveliness to breed like rabbits (or maybe the saying should be “to breed like fruit flies”) and take over my house?
Yeah, so not effective.
Which I mentioned to my husband. He walked over, took one look at the glass, and got a smirk on his face. He look at me and shook his head slightly as if to say, “You silly, girl. You don't know how to do anything, do you?”
Then he said, “Of course it's not working. It has to have a positive meniscus.”
A what now? The only time I'd heard that word was in reference to some cartilage inside someone's knee. And I sure as heck didn't know 1. Where I would find such a thing and 2. What the devil it had to do with fruit flies.
Turns out a “positive meniscus” means I have to *almost* overflow the glass so the vinegar sort of forms a bubble on the top, which traps the flies. I guess you learn something every day.
Exhibit B: I might need to rethink my technology...
When my husband and are both at work, we like to email back and forth – like instant messaging, but through email.
Lately, I've been working on our semi-annual newsletter, and I brought it to the professional print shop to print this week.
While I was at work, my husband called me, but I
“Sorry…my printer stopped by and was standing outside of my door staring at me.” I said.
He sent back, “That seems like odd behavior for a printer. Was it an HP?”
And that's why I married this man.