The other day my friend Heidi was giving me directions. She said when I got to a five way stop, I should turn on the street perpendicular to my stop sign.
I just looked at her.
“Perpendicular,” she repeated.
She might as well have been speaking Latin. It was like I had heard the word before but had no comprehension of its meaning.
Sweet Heidi must have felt like she was talking to a child.
“Just turn here,” she said, not looking at all like someone who has just reevaluated her college-educated friend’s education.
Yeesh. I hope I’m just getting stupider as I get older. Not that I’ve been stupid the whole time.
The kicker? Yeah. You guessed it. I still don’t know what perpendicular means. I mean, I’ve heard it before but apparently never filed it in my own lexicon.
(See, I know lexicon. Whoo, look at me.)
Definitions, derision, and sympathy all welcomed.
P.S. – Mom, maybe Berean will give you some of your money back.