Assigment: Share something you learned embarrassingly late in life.
This isn't going to be a long post. When I write something deeply embarrassing I tend to be short. Really. Really. Short.
I am not a genius but I am certainly not lacking in the "smarts" department either. I just want to make that clear. I like to think I fall somewhere in between "average intelligence" and "Mensa worthy". Although after I tell you all this you will likely think I fall WELL BELOW the average 100 IQ standard. And I am so
Notice my short story is looking like it may be a little longer than I said it would be? Ya! That's called avoidance or distraction, maybe a little of both.
Ok, here goes. Really, here goes...
It' was little over 4 months when Daddy Dave and I started dating back in 2001 and I had been invited to my very first "family dinner". This was a HUGE deal. Family Dinners were exactly that, family only! To be invited was a HUGE deal...HUGE! (Have I emphasized that enough?!?!?)
Anywho, I was very nervous. My primary objective was to impress the pants of the "fam". Instead, I made myself look like a total "bumpkin".
How you ask? Here is the conversation that ensued around the dinner table (the best I can recall as I've tried to put it out of my mind to be totally honest):
Celeste (Dave's Sister, who owned a horse named Pride at the time)- "I went to see Pride today and I don't think he's felling well. He was lying down in the field and when I approached him he didn't even move."
My Mother-In-Law- "He's been acting out of sorts the last few times I've been out there too. I think we should get the vet in to check him out."
Celeste- "I've already called him, he's coming this week. It's so strange that Pride was lying down. He never got up until I coaxed him with apples."
Me (with a very confused look and in a dumbfounded tone)- "Horses lie down? Really?!?!"
As soon as I had said it, I wanted to take it back because everyone turned and looked at me with disbelief in their eyes.
Daddy Dave- "How do you think they sleep & rest?"
Now, I should have just chimed in with one of my over-the-top laughs and said "Just kidding...I KNEW that!" But no. No, I didn't. I said...
Me- "I thought they stood up all the time."
Everyone busted out laughing and not in a "We're laughing WITH you" kinda way (because I wasn't laughing) but more in a "You're a bumpkin" kinda way. I flushed red and Daddy Dave piped up with a wide devilish grin and said...
Daddy Dave- "She sure is a pretty girl, but not too smart."
I couldn't help but laugh along and I suddenly felt a little less embarrassed and chalked the whole thing up to the fact that I had learned something new that day...
Yes! Horses DO lie down.
In my defense (or lack there of), I'd never seen a horse lie down before. Mostly just running around a track...LOL!
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