After having dinner with M. we were idly wandering around our neighbourhood, looking at the shop windows. The posters were advertising a 'lighter sale', only the spelling seemed truncated.
"Lighter...lighter...lighter?" I said to myself. I thought about the poster again. How was it spelt - L.I.T.E.R. Lite, lite-r
? But there were bottles...
I smacked my head and started laughing.
"It was a litre
sale, not a lighter sale!" I yelled to the startled M. beside me. He said, "What?"
I told him what my mistake was. "Why don't you spell it as l-i-t-r-e here, darn it?"
When I'm focused, I know how the spelling differs. But I can't help what my subconscious thinks.