"Hurt My Feelings" - Clones, 2001
I didn't think I was going to be blogging today at all. What with all of the awful news from the world's financial markets, I just wasn't inspired to write anything on Lord Celery.
But...something that happened to me this afternoon at work has given me inspiration.
I was proofreading the text for one of our company's web-based courses. This one involves some very basic hydrocarbon chemistry. One of the topics discussed is pour point.
Now, a simple description of pour point, for people in the oil business, is often something like the following:
Pour point is 5 degrees F higher than the temperature at which the hydrocarbon liquid stops flowing if chilled.
But during my proofreading, I realized that I had made a one-key error on the keyboard - when typing the above statement -and had invented something called "pout point".
So what's pout point? Well, I figure it's that second just as feel your lower lip beginning to protrude (and maybe twitch a bit, too) when someone has done or said something to hurt your feelings.
I've been there before, too - lots of times!