A big “Thank You” to those of you who read my column last Sunday in the Charleston Gazette about my faux pas at the music store.
It’s been the source of a lot of fun for me this week. Several people wrote to say how much they enjoyed it – made me feel a little like Erma Bombeck. Ha! That’s wishful thinkin’, I know, but fun to imagine.
One nice man wrote to tell me that he and his wife sang on their car trips for years the words to a John Mellencamp song as "blind baby Jesus" until their daughters heard them and stopped laughing long enough to tell them the correct words were "blind faith in Jesus." How funny!
Another lady, who shall remain nameless, once corrected a friend when she said she liked a new song by Vic Damone. This lady said, “His name is Victor Moan.” On, my! How silly she must have felt when she learned the truth!
Probably about as silly as I felt when the salesman corrected me.
The good thing is, we’re all human and we all make mistakes. Some of them will be offbeat, some will be funny and make us feel foolish, and some will be just downright wrong.
Who knows why we do these things? Perhaps it's fate's way of keeping us from getting too sure of ourselves; of letting us know we’re still capable of making mistakes no matter how much education or experience we have.
Or maybe it’s just a way of teaching us to relax and laugh at ourselves once in a while—and not take life too seriously.
Thankfully, most people laugh "with" us - not "at" us.
If you didn’t get a chance to read the column and would like to, here’s the link again: http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140907/GZ05/140909689/1116