I ended up looking to Mom to help me pick the new title of Thursdays because there was several that I really liked. Thank you everyone who offered suggestions! Mom and I agreed on Thursday's Tomfoolery (with another commenter Lisa seconding the title) so congratulations Melanie!
Melanie, please enjoy your immortality (you will now never age and never die unlike the stars! Tell us how great it is, all right?).
On to today's tomfoolery. (I need to use this word more often, it feels good under my fingers!)
Today is all about sharing the weirdest, silliest, oddest or worst assumptions we've ever made.
I'll call it the Assumption, Gumption game because it sounds cool.
I'll use an anecdote to explain my silliest (absolutely no foundation at all) assumption:
All my life, I avoided anything with artichokes. No matter how many times my friends told me eat it, I refused. Adamantly (and, many times quite meanly).
In grade eleven, my friend L, annoyed with my adamant refusal when I'd never tried spinach and artichoke dip told me she'd buy me my dinner at a nicer restaurant if I would eat a quarter of the appetizer. I weighed my options and decided to swallow past the rising bile in my throat and agree.
Tentatively I dipped a salted chip into the steaming dip then threw it into my mouth. My brow furrowed in contemplation, "This doesn't taste like fish at all."
"Fish? Why would it taste like fish?"
I stared at L wondering just how stupid she was, "Artichokes are fish."
She laughed in my face. (It's a good thing I don't get embarrassed easily. Just saying) "It's a vegetable. Who told you it was a fish?)
No one. I have no idea why I thought it was a fish. I knew anchovies weren't artichokes but somewhere in my mind, one day, I simply decided it was fish too - for no reason.
I wasted so much time! Artichoke is great in dips.
As a human race our strangest assumptions?
The world is flat.
The sun orbits around the earth.
Artichokes are fish. (Okay, that's just me......)
So what are some of your assumptions?
Let the Assumption, Gumption begin!