Anna came home from Publix the other day and placed the bags of groceries on the kitchen counter. That’s when I noticed it.
I could barely make out the orange wrapper that covered the long cylinder that was standing up in the bag, but I immediately recognized it. It couldn’t be though, could it? It’s not time for it, yet.
Then she reached into the bag and pulled out the bottle and set it on the kitchen counter. There it was in all its glory. Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer was back.
Say what you want, but I like what I like. And what did pumpkin spice ever do to you?
Probably nothing, other than be delicious.
People have some strong opinions about pumpkin spice, though.
Have you ever sat down and thought about why people have such strong opinions over another person’s preferences in taste?
And, I mean this could be taste in anything like clothes or music or which way you put the toilet paper on the roll.
Quick aside, if you need your TP to be easily accessible, it’s probably best to have it unroll on the front of the toilet paper holder, but if you have cats, and want to prevent them from using it as a cat toy then just turn it around and they won’t mess with it.
Aside over, I’m convinced you can get two people to argue about anything, regardless of how trivial it is.
For example, if I had written that last sentence to read: I’m convinced you can get two people to argue about anything, irregardless of how trivial it is.
Then I’m sure that would’ve started something.
In fact, I bet someone sends me an email about how irregardless isn’t a word despite it having its own dictionary entry since 1934 in Merriam-Webster’s unabridged edition.
Personally, I don’t care what word you use. I know what you mean and that’s the whole point of using language in the first place.
I get people want to be right, but too often being right is more of a popularity contest than a strict adherence to the facts or truth.
That’s a problem.
It’s a problem because while it doesn’t matter how you feel about toilet paper, word choice, or pumpkin spice, it does matter how you feel about the things that do matter, the things that do affect you and the people around you.
And, if it’s all about being right, because somebody you don’t like said something else, then things can get pretty bad before they get better.