May 10, 2011

Old Habits Die Hard

I write the dates I work for the next fortnight or so on a little whiteboard in the kitchen so my husband can refer to it without having to ask me when I'm working next. So today in the kitchen...

Hubs: "Umm why did you write down your December work dates?"
Me: "HUH? I did NOT!"
Hubs: *Points to whiteboard*


Me: "Oh. Oops. I wrote it my way. The British way. The correct way."

I'm normally good about writing dates the American way (month, then date) but somehow I wrote it the way I'd been writing it for 30 years before moving here (date, then month). Good thing I don't do that with driving...

8 comments:

Sandra said...

As a Brit that has been living in Canada for 19 years, I still do stuff the "correct way!"

Averil said...

day-first month-second just makes so much more sense, which is why it's the right way of writing dates!

MamaLiza said...

It's also the military way. Hubs does this ALL the time...used to drive me nuts. Now I find myself doing it too! :-)

Aurelia said...

Yeah, i also get super confued when i check out American sites

synnove75 said...

Yoy wrote it the right way:-D (I'm from Norway)

Crystal Stanworth said...

And he (being married to you) should have figured it out. I love your blog. You crack me up with almost every post and your quilts are beautiful!

Copper Patch said...

Definitely the RIGHT way! ;o)

tarabu said...

wonders that the fifteenth month didn't trip him up and make him pause. I still say you wrote it properly. The internal monologue of '12th of May' sounds so much more pleasant than a curt 'May 12'

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