Sometime Always

United States
January 24, 2010 4:54pm CST
Yesterday I was out in the yard picking up some trash the wind had blown into the yard. A lady who lives in the neighborhood was out walking her dog and stopped to say hello. We made small talk for a few minutes/ At one point she looked at her watch and said, "I guess I better let you get in and make lunch for your husband". I told her that he was going to stop on his way home and pick something up for us. She said, "Oh yeah, my husband sometimes always stops at Sonic and brings me home a frozen coffee on Saturday." Without really thinking I said, "Really? Sometimes always?" She just nodded and said, "Yes, every Saturday he sometimes always stops and brings me a treat." This is not the first time I have heard her say this. It's almost like the two words are one word to her. I wanted to stop her and tell her that what she had just said was so wrong but, I don't know her that well and she really is a very sweet woman so, I just left it. However, every time I talk to her, I walk away with a headache and that phrase is stuck in my head for days. Have you ever talked to someone who just makes you feel like your brain is scrambled once you walk away from them?
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@Wizzywig (7860)
24 Jan 10
Yes, I know someone who will say the same thing, several times over but in a slightly different way... "I wonder if I should text him. Do you think I should text him? maybe I should just text him. i might text him later. I could text him couldn't I? " (This is said without waiting for anyone to actually respond) aaaaargggghhhhh! just shut up and text him!! I think she does it because she feels a bit insecure and wants someone to just tell her she's doing the right thing. I like her but that does do my head in. Another one is the woman who always says "Rice Kripsies" and I want to just shout "NO!!! its Krispies! Krispies! NOT Kripsies!!!"
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• United States
25 Jan 10
Oh, that first part would drive me insane!*L* And, yeah, I know people who do the Rice Krispies thing with other words, my son being one of them. No matter how many times you tell him it's wrong, he still says it his way.
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@Hatley (164757)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jan 10
thebohemianheart oh my now I am going to have that stuck in my head. sometimes always. wow. oh dear. well here in this retirement center we have several who do that to me, but the difference is that I think their brains were scrambled before they came here and sometimes always they talk with the oddest 'terms and sequences of words. I come away thinking am I the only sane one here or is this a symptom that I am getting my brains scrambled. this one sounds lucid enough until you realize he is not talking to anyone, just expounding to the empty air and if you try to have a conversation with him its like trying to pick up mercury from a broken thermometer. it just cannot be done. for example my roommate took me down to the opposite end of the dining room to show me a cute wall hanging done for Halloween.this man was down there in a second, came up to me and said its not legal for you to be on this end of the dining room, your table is down there. come away or I will tell the FBI. I looked at him and my mouth fell open. say what? FBI. about what? Then I just said, glen go right ahead and call the FBi, he left at that. Then I really felt like maybe I was in Alice In Wonderland's hole. I am sane and lucid or so I think. Sometimes always?
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• United States
24 Jan 10
Oh, dear! I know, things like this make you just sit there for a minute, trying to wrap your brain in the direction theirs must be going, doesn't it?
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
25 Jan 10
Yes, I have met people who uses words in strange or unusual ways. It is kind of interesting. They might use the word "ideal" instead of the word "idea". It is as though the words are interchangeable. Sometimes it is fun to listen to them. Sometimes it is annoying. I suppose it depends on my mood of the day.
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• United States
25 Jan 10
Yeah, it kind of depends on the situation or the person but, sometimes I get tickled and give the person a good ribbing.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 10
Hi there That certainly is a strange thing to say as it can only be one or the other lol I used to know someone that used to make my Head reel by the way she used to talk, but I used to tell her in the end, as half the time she made no sense at all, she would talk about one thing, then to another subject, I was still trying to absorb what she had just said when she was on about something else all together, I had to tell her in the end lol as I was not getting what she was talking about one minute to the next
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• United States
25 Jan 10
Ooooh, I know someone like that, Gabs. It's like everything stored in his brain tries to come out at the same time or something. I usually just sit there and TRY to listen or, pretend I am listening. Once in a while, I will tell him he has to slow down or back up.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 10
Lol but doesn't it confuse and make your Head Spin lol it is terrible trying to keep up lol
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• United States
25 Jan 10
I agree. I am usually about 2 subjects behind the guy, and if I am really trying to listen, 2 or 3 subjects start running together and I am totally confused as to what information goes with which subject.*L*
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
25 Jan 10
Hi Bo, I was just saying how much I missed all my good old buddies on the lot. Everyone seems to be busy elswhere these days so I've kind of lost interest too. I really can't say that I know anyone whose grammer is that bad. My best friend in California throws words into her conversations that she seems to make up, accidently but I correct her and we laugh like fools because they are so absurd. But she realizes that this happens and makes fun of herself. Boy I miss that girl. I am so glad to see you all here today. Big hugsss Leenie
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
25 Jan 10
Hey Plunk, Did you get my PM? I think sometimes it takes a little time to get from me to you. It was good to see some of our friends here again tonight, especially you Plunk.
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• United States
25 Jan 10
Plunk, don't worry about it, it will go down, in time.*L*
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Jan 10
Um, I'm married to him. He says he's just not a detail person. If I can sometimes always get what he's saying, why the heck does he need to make an effort to make sure he's using the right word?
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• United States
25 Jan 10
*L* I know what you mean. Mine will use the wrong word sometimes and, when I ask him if he meant this, instead of that, he says, Yeah, whatever, you understood what I meant. *Shakes head and puts head in hands*
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Jan 10
yep yep yep
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
26 Jan 10
Nope. Everyone I talk to is intellectually omnipotent apparently! I did talk to someone a few years ago that made my brain feel like Eggs Benedict once though, but you said "scrambled", so I guess that's not really relevant here and I wouldn't want to to go off topic here.
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• United States
26 Jan 10
Everyone I talk to is intellectually omnipotent I know you are fibbing now because you talk to ME all the time! Nice to see you peek out from under that rock, again.
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@polachicago (19077)
• United States
25 Jan 10
Almost sometimes always never... Maybe her husband sometimes brings her a coffee, but it is repeated action over ten years, so it become 'always' and 'sometimes' for her....repeated action... sometimes...like every other Saturday, but always every other Saturday for last 10 years.............? I am dizzy (Pola is placing wet towel over her head) I am sometimes always dizzy.....
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• United States
25 Jan 10
Oh dear! Now I am even more confused because that made sense to me!*LOL*
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
25 Jan 10
Yup. I have a friend who just garbles the English language all the time. I've tried to explain to her how a word is used, and she just argues with me until her husband points out that I'm right. It bothers her sisters, too.
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• United States
25 Jan 10
Makes you want to just stop talking to the person, sometimes, doesn't it?
• United States
25 Jan 10
Oh yes I have people that make my brain turn to mush after having a conversation with them. If it is not the way they talk it is how they talk about themselves but never once really care what you say about anything as long as you listen to what they want to say is what that matters to them. After that you are left with a headache about the size of a horse and you are wondering why you ever talk to the person to begin with and say next time and next time you do the same thing. Guess we never learn better or we are just to polite to do anything about it but cause ourselves more pain to deal with.
• United States
25 Jan 10
I know for me it is that I don't like to intentionally hurt anyone's feelings. If it is really bad, I try to avoid a person, as much as I possibly can.
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
Yes, just like week. I just came from the city hall after paying my realty tax for 2010, when I met my neighbor near my house. I've asked her if she finished paying her tax, she responded, that they were not paying anything, only their uncles and aunties will pay. I said, good for you. But she recanted that I can really pay as I had stored money, and said it in sarcastic way. I can see in her face her indifference, so I said i have no stored money, but I pay my obligations to the government anyway and left her. My question to her, in the first place,was candid and honest but her response somehow made me feel irked and walk away from her
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• United States
25 Jan 10
Sometimes people have ideas about us that just aren't so. We have to just let them think what they want and leave it alone because nothing we do or say is going to change what they think.
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
25 Jan 10
Hey bo! I'm ROTFLMAO! I actually do know someone like that! And it doesn't matter if I do correct her because she will still not get it! But, she has a slight learning disability so I don't like to make fun of her! I have heard other people mix up words too and I always feel the impulse to correct them, but I know that it just would probably go right over their head anyway! But, that phrase would definitely provoke me to tell her! And I'm afraid now that it is going to stick in my head because stuff like that usually does! Damn! English was one of the few things I did well in!
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• United States
25 Jan 10
English was always my best subject. I have forgotten were punctuation goes, sometimes always, though.*LOL*