I got such a kick out of this I had to share.
Friday Funny (from www.worldstart.com newsletter)
With the professions my husband, Jeffrey, and I are in (web design and graphic design) we sometimes criticize or admire the design work on web sites or magazines.
So, I'm in the bathroom brushing my teeth when Jeffrey walks in with some kind of publication and shows me, saying: "What kind of deepy eye would you need for *this* picture?"
I look at the picture, still brushing my teeth—it's of very poor quality—and said, "Ya, it's not great eh?"
"Ya, but what kind of deepy eye would you need?"
I'm done brushing now. "I said 'it's not great', what do you want me to say?"
"Well I'm asking you a question." This sounds threatening somehow. I know he is asking me a question but what kind of answer is he looking for?
At this point I am thinking, "Gee, I have to be careful here. Maybe it's one of those things where you ask a question but you are really saying something," so I articulate this: "Well you are asking a question but you are actually *saying* something so are you looking for more comment on what you are saying? What are you looking for? What should I say? I mean I don't know what kind of deepy eyes there are so I can't name a 'kind.'"
"No, I'm not telling you something. I'm asking you a question. Don't you know what deepy eye is?" He was starting to get impatient.
Finally! My opportunity to get a bit more information! "No, I don't! What's deepy eye?" But then I got a tiny sliver of a feeling that I was going to be more enlightened than I thought—or else maybe be the victim of a prank.
"Dots Per Inch!"
He was totally serious and totally didn't get where I was at. I literally collapsed with laughter. I couldn't even explain myself for a few minutes. Tears were running down my face. I re-ran the whole conversation in my mind, substituting "dpi" for "deepy eye" and kept laughing. Finally I was able to explain what I had heard and Jeffrey also collapsed with laughter.
Ever since then he has been saying stuff like "I saw you coming with my deepy eye." He walks into my office with his hand covering one eye and says "This is my deepy eye."
~ Maddi N
( I just love geek humor!)