Thursday, February 7, 2008

What Time Is It?

I asked a friend of mine for the time the other day, and she said, "It's three quarters to the hour."
And I was like, "What?"
And she was like, "It's three quarters to."
And I fought the urge to slap her and said, "No. It's a quarter after."
And then she went on to explain that "three quarters to" and "quarter after" take the same amount of time to say.
Then I asked if she ever says, "Three quarters after the hour."
And she said, "Sure."
And then I rolled my eyes and fought that urge again.
She kept insisting that both ways take the same amount of time to say, but I disagreed and we ended up having a three fifths an hour long argument.


Beautifully Profound said...

She's trying to be European. I know it to be true.

Midnight Toker said...

I'll ask her if that's the case, and if it is, I'll tell her to A) Knock it off, or B) Go live in Europe. Then I'll go polish my pickup with the US flag painted on the back window.

Beautifully Profound said...

She'll deny it just like some European wannabe would. :-p

Aliecat said...

Never argue with a's the shortest route to insanity.