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21 Jul 2020, 10:56 pm

What are some questions or sarcastic remarks you took to literally and totally missed the boat??



Mr Reynholm
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28 Jul 2020, 6:42 pm

Someone once told me that I was wanting to have my cake and eat it too. I did not understand this at all. One would have to have their cake in order to eat it wouldn't they? They looked at me like I was crazy.
Someone else explained what it meant but every time I hear someone say it I always remember this story.



AuroraBorealisGazer
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05 Aug 2020, 11:57 pm

Had a boss hand me a stack of brochures and say "cut these in half and put them in [some location]." I about reached for the scissors, but luckily realized she meant to divide it into two stacks. Happens all too often, mostly with work instructions. People should be more literal if you ask me.



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Yesterday, 2:18 pm

The whole book is about Sherlock Holmes



eyelessshiver
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Yesterday, 8:30 pm

Mr Reynholm wrote:
Someone once told me that I was wanting to have my cake and eat it too. I did not understand this at all. One would have to have their cake in order to eat it wouldn't they? They looked at me like I was crazy.
Someone else explained what it meant but every time I hear someone say it I always remember this story.


I didn't get this until now...I had to look it up. Previously I thought it meant something like "you want to have a cake of your own and get to eat it" and I thought the meaning of this was basically "you want something that might be fairly reasonable, but people are acting like it's a big fuss and that you're being selfish, and maybe it is, because having and eating a cake of your own is a self-indulgent thing"... 8O ...I always got the "gist" of what it was but didn't understand that it literally means, you want something that is physically and logically impossible!


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