The English language is strange. English is actually a West Germanic language that originated in England. That’s not as strange as parts of the language though. Just a few months ago I overheard a conversation where someone was being goofed on without knowing it…
I’m at an airport in Las Vegas bored waiting to board a plane. Although I wasn’t under an eave or any overhang, I decided to eavesdrop on people around me and see if I could entertain myself. There are a couple of persons talking about people they had played a game of poker with, though this poker game didn’t involve any pokers or prodding tools.
The conversation had made it’s way to a small blind and big blind.
Another person walks up to the already in-progress conversation and after hearing just a couple words decided to interject, saying “I didn’t think that blind guy was big”. Hearing this I started listening a little closer, though I didn’t actually change my location closer. There was no laughing at this point, instead the initial conversers decided to play with the guy that came late (girls would think coming late is better than early and guys think it’s bad for girls to be late unless they are attempting to conceive).
The discussion now becomes about blinds. The conversation jumps all over the place by the initial two debaters, starting out something like the following.
Guy 1 – The blind guy tried to sell me blinds.
Guy 2 – There’s no way the blind guy that didn’t post the blind would sell you blinds.
G1 – I wouldn’t lie about the blind blinds salesman.
G2 – Maybe you misheard the blind blinds salesman that didn’t post the blind.
G3 – Are you two making fun of me?
G1 – Are you blind?
G2 – Talk about the blind leading the blind.
G1 – That blind led the blind into the blind blind.
G3 – Shut up!
Of course this wasn’t as coarse as it could have been. The first two guys could have played like they were in a play a lot longer and kept the third guy wondering what was going on, but they were obviously too excited about their ability to use the word blind.
So now I’m wondering about blinds for my house and wondering if there’s a chance I could find a poker game with a blind blinds salesman on the big blind. Until that opportunity arises, I’ll stick with buying blinds from someplace that doesn’t yet advertise blind blind salesmen.
A former neighbor of mine moved from Vegas to the neighborhood I lived in, back around 2004. He was a nice. He actually sold and installed window dressings for a living. I was curious, I asked about some kitchen window blinds and found out that his pricing was less expensive than the local Home Depot or Lowe’s store. The pricing seemed really good and the installation made things much greater for me, as I’m less handy than a blind seeing eye dog. When I asked what blinds he had for sale he just laughed and told me that I needed to visit the online store he bought blinds and shades from in order to find what I wanted. So online I went.
Curtains, mini blinds, shutters, are some window drapery hardware and window blinds offered by quality companies. I was actually inundated with possible purchasing solutions.
Do I need blinds? Mini blinds? Shutters? Curtains? Mutliples of some sort… I’m just looking to keep out the sun, which is something that I thought just hanging towels over windows would do appropriately enough. I was wrong. Live chat was available on the website and contrary to previous live chats I’ve been in, this person actually seemed to know how to communicate and had product knowledge. And the gallery actually made me want to get more things.
After listening to one airport conversation and talking with one neighbor, I had been convinced to replace all of the house’s windows and cover them appropriately.
That’s the last time I but my butt into a conversation I wasn’t invited to participate within.