Oh Tama, that’s what happens when you make assumptions about people. Cuz we all know what assumptions make, right?
…Well, if you’re me, you think they make an ass out of Matt.
STORY TIME — Cory has a close friend from high school named Matt and they have a…”contentious” is not the right word (unless they’re talking politics, in which case “contentious” is far too mild)…perhaps we’ll say “loud” relationship. They give each other a lot of sass, at the very least! And one day Cory said to me, “Well, you know what they say about assumptions — they make an ass out of Matt.”
Now, mind you, I had never heard the ACTUAL version of this saying before. And I didn’t know the context behind the adjusted phrase that Cory had, nor did I know Matt very well at that time.
So…I assumed that was the ACTUAL phrase.
Until I used it at work one day, and my coworker looked at me like I was crazy. “Uh…no, Robin. It’s ‘you and me.’ And who the heck is Matt??”
I learned a valuable lesson about assumptions that day. 🙂
Have you ever learned a phrase wrong? If so, what was it, and how did you learn the right version?