I had been looking on eBay for some things that we still need:  flexible buckets for washing clothes, some 12 volt accessories, a pressure cooker, etc.

I saw that Jodi had two different pressure cookers on the watch list.  We know we could definitely use a pressure cooker.  We just aren’t sure what size and how much to spend.

Here’s the gist of the conversation, though Jodi will pipe up when she reads it, “That’s not what I said.”  Well, it’s close enough.

Me:  “I saw you had two pressure cookers on the eBay watch list.”
Jodi:  “Yeah”
“Which one were you leaning towards?”
“I don’t know.”
“Well, you have a 1.5 liter and a 4 liter.  The 1.5 liter is about 0.4 gallons and the 4 liter is 1 gallon.”
“Hmmmm…how much is that one?”
“It’s $60.”
“The 1.5 liter is $60?”
“No, the 1.5 liter is like $40.  You asked how much the 4 liter was.”
“No I didn’t.”
“Well, the last one I mentioned was the 4 liter and you said, ‘How much is THAT one?’.  THAT implies the last one I mentioned.”
“No it doesn’t.”
“OK.  Well, which one were you thinking about?”
“I’m not sure.”
“The 4 liter is about the size of the pot we have.”
“The pot that you make oatmeal in?!?!”
“NO.  The pot that you make soup and popcorn in.  I think that one’s about a gallon isn’t it?”
“No.  It’s only 4 quarts.”


Me:  “You do realize that 4 quarts is 1 gallon right?” (grammatically incorrect apparently, but that’s how I spoke it)

At this point, laughter erupts.  Not sure if she was laughing at the bad grammar or the fact that she missed the units conversion.

This is pretty much how MOST of our conversations go.

Published On: 2017 May 8

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