Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tonight's "Uh, That's What I Meant" Moment

Here's part of the dinner conversation I had with my friend Steve after seeing Jumping Blind at GayFest:

    Me: "That play reminds me of this book I read, Suite Française, ever heard of it?"
    Steve: "Nope."
    "It also takes place during the German occupation of France. It's a great read; funny. And endearing. I really liked it."
    "Yep. What's also fascinating is that this book was written during that time but only published recently."
    "Oh yea?"
    "Yep. She was killed before she could finish writing her books, but they found them, and her notes too, and published them. She was Jewish and the Germans took her to Alcatraz, and that's where she died."
    "You mean Auschwitz."
    "Uh yea, that's what I meant."

Honest mistake, right?

Did I mention that Steve's Jewish? Hah! I'm such an idiot sometimes.


David said...

I don't know if I would have been able to stop laughing.

Brian said...

LOL. Doh!

Jess said...

Alcatraz? Um, okay. San Francisco Bay. Poland. Same thing.

It's a good thing we all love you, Jase! ;)

Karen said...

Even with the mis-speak, you still sound more intelligent than 90% of the people I know. Hell, you read a book! ;-)