I was at a music festival last weekend and one of the coffee booths had a great sign. “We serve your coffee topless.” Now mind you my baby has stolen my brain, but I ran over all excited to get a picture and talk to the people.
Me v naively: “Great sign. Why no tops?”
Woman: “We just like the sign.”
Me still not getting it: “But is it like a waste reduction motivation or a money thing?”
Onlooker putting lid on coffee: “I think it’s just a gimmick.”
Woman: “Can I get you something?”
I wandered off with a feeling that I just wasn’t on the same page. It wasn’t till several hours later that I got the joke. Topless. Right. What an idiot.
It’s easy to get totally mind wrapped in your own version of reality. I already learned that lesson a number of times this past few years. But man, when all you want to see is good.