A misused word, a misremembered song lyric, a cream of pie that just happened to be there: tell us about a time you( or someone else) said or did something unintentionally funny.
I cannot say for sure I misremembered a song lyric or misused a word, I know I am guilty of doing both, but what the lyrics or the word was I cannot recall. I am certain if my friends or family paid attention, they would make fun of me to this day. The fact that it didn’t happen makes me think the word or the lyric did not sound so bad.
There was one occasion when my second child used the word, ‘Bemember,’ instead of remember, our neighbor,Heber smiled and repeated yes I bemember. It was funny but we only smiled and let it go, oh yes I did correct her.
Is there a mistake you’ve made that turned out to be a blessing– or otherwise changed your life for the better? Tell us about it.
Usually mistakes are never welcome because they can change one’s life for good, sometimes they are a blessing in disguise.
Before going to London, my sister gave two dollars each to our younger siblings. All the younger ones bought snacks and ate them, one of my brothers spent the money to play a crossword puzzle. When he saw the siblings were enjoying the snacks he felt terrible, he deprived himself was the only thought in his mind, he came to me and expressed his remorse for wasting the money on a crossword puzzle. I consoled him and said, “It’s okay maybe next time you’ll buy snacks instead of wasting your money.”
We forgot about this incident my brother recovered from this loss and he was his usual self joking and laughing, perhaps he still felt hurt inwardly but you couldn’t tell from his expression.
A few days later my mother handed us the newspaper, we always quarreled with each other,who’d read the news first, the paper changed hands and finally landed in my younger brother’s hand, his first reaction was to check the crossword puzzle result, he started checking the correct words with those he filled in, one at a time he found his answers were correct, when he came to the last one, he noticed it also matched his entry, it was difficult for him to believe he had an all correct entry, he kept rubbing his eyes and checking, after checking several times he realized he did have an all correct entry.
There were three all correct entries and he was one of them. He was very generous he shared part of the money with everyone in the family.
It changed my brother’s life, he saved the money and used it for his education.