Am starting to wonder if I'm picking up reading disabilities late in life.
For example: I was behind a heating and cooling truck the other day, and I glanced up at the name of the company. Lost Cow. Well. Hmm. Interesting name for a heating and cooling company, but certainly memorable.
Then I glanced at it again. Ah. Low Cost. That made much more sense, but it caused me to question why I'd read it wrong in the first place? Was I subconsciously thinking about lost cows?
Fast forward a few days. I was reading an online article about the dying Lockerbie bomber being released from prison and at the end of the article was a poll.
It read: What do you think about al-Megrahi's disease?
Huh? They really want to know how we feel about his end stage cancer? As if, do we think it's divine punishment?
But then I reread the question, because it just didn't seem like something poll-worthy. It said: What do you think about al-Megrahi's release?
Now that makes much more sense, as a poll. But again, why I had I read it wrong in the first place? Was I focused on his disease rather than his release?
Strange. And a little unsettling. Makes me wonder what else I've read wrong lately!