In my defense…I was very tired.
(And you KNOW it's going to be good when someone has to start out with, "In my defense….")
I haven't quite adjusted to Hawaiian time, and my body was simply exhausted…which surely explains what happened last night.
To set the scene, there were six of us in a minivan…traveling around the Big Island of Hawaii after a long day of church and sightseeing. I was in the very back seat, which is ALSO part of my defense, should I ever be called to testify. It was raining, and the sound of the pitter-patter on the car, combined with the car noise, meant that I simply couldn't hear.
One of the women in our group, Lark, was talking about something or other, half of which I couldn't quite hear, and the other half I was simply too tired to make sense of. My brain was pretty much mush. Until, that is, I heard Lark say, "So, anyways - we checked the labels, and the unicorns were made in China."
This perked me up.
I mean, seriously? Chinese unicorns???!! I was now fully alert.
Not quite believing what I'd just heard, I said, a bit wondrously from the back seat, "The Chinese make unicorns???"
A stunned silence followed, and the rest of the group immediately shouted, "UNIFORMS, Sherri! NOT 'unicorns'!!!" And then they all busted a gut with laughter.
I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed - believing for just a second, that perhaps, unicorns really DID exist - thanks to the Chinese.