Last night as I was getting ready for bed my roommate popped her head in the door.
"Hey ViolaSaint, how do you spell mediocre?"
I told her, she said thanks, and walked back to her room.
This morning I was sitting at my desk and doing something or other, you know, working, and my phone rang. Looking at my caller ID, I saw it was my boss' cell phone. This is not uncommon, as he frequently disappears to meetings and otherwise walks around campus for hours at a time, meeting with people from everywhere and generally Getting Stuff Done. I picked up the phone.
"ViolaSaint! How do you spell cabbage?"
I let him know how to spell cabbage, he said ok, and hung up.
What the heck, folks? I know I'm very dependable as a dictionary and thesaurus, and so I'm handy to have around, but usually my services aren't needed twice within the same twelve hour period. Also, why in the world did my boss need to know how to spell cabbage? I can think of myriad reasons for my roommate to use the word mediocre, but cabbage? Really?