Day 279 – Thankful for the Sheer Bliss of Getting a Crazy Guess Correct

02 Jul

Today I am thankful for the sheer bliss of getting a crazy guess correct.

Remember this scene…

Raymond: 82, 82, 82.
Charlie: 82 what?

Raymond: Toothpicks.

Charlie: There’s a lot more than 82 toothpicks, Ray.

Raymond: 246 total.

Charlie: How many?

Sally Dibbs: 250.

Charlie: Pretty close.

Sally Dibbs: There’s four left in the box.

Great scene from an excellent movie, right?

I am no Rainman, but today I had a pretty awesome experience.  Dominic and I were at Menards picking up some parts for a neat project he found in Boys Life – a 6′ tall sprinkler for him and other kids to run through during the summer.  As we were picking out the parts I had him keeping a very loose and rough running total of the cost.  The ballpark was approximately $25 dollars.  I did a little loose accounting and told Dominic that I was guessing that the total bill was going to be $28.67.

Guess what the total was as announced by our cashier…


How awesome is that?  I know, it was totally random and completely insignificant, but totally rad!  I was ecstatic!  Dominic thought I had somehow played a trick on him.  The cashier was pretty much at a loss for words, probably because she thought I was nuts.  Regardless, it felt great!  Getting that crazy guess right still has me smiling.


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