Monday, December 3, 2012

Now Boarding for Peter Rabbit

My otolary..oh, never mind.  Let's start over.
My ear doctor..once explained that vowels are easier to hear correctly.  Where people have more trouble, he said, was with consonants.
And so there I was in O’Hare Airport waiting for the next plane to Milwaukee, and striking up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me.
 “And where are you going?”
 “Peter Rabbit”, she said.
I digested that in silence, but when she stood up and gathered her belongings I took a look at the notice board--NOW BOARDING FOR CEDAR RAPIDS 
Try it yourself – identical vowels.  Even some identical consonants. .
                  You've got to admit -- things like that do make life more interesting.

1 comment:

  1. When I was young, we vacationed yearly at Lake Okoboji in Iowa. On once occasion, my parents decided to take a side trip to Cedar Rapids. I was very disappointed when I finally learned I was not going to "See the rabbits!"

    Love your blog. Wish I knew how the people you mention are related to you.

    And I don't know how to not be "anonymous!" I'm a total stranger, but my first name is Meade.