Things that make me smile

The other day, a woman I know came up to me and said, “Do you think your sister could give me a quote for re-doing my living room?”  I stared at her for a minute, uncomprehending.  All of my siblings are tax accountants or some variation thereof. 

“Um.  What?”

“Isn’t she an interior designer?”

“No. ”  My exppression must have clearly telegraphed my “Where did you get that idea?” befuddlement because then she said, “Oh.  Well, I read your novel and I thought for sure your sister was actually an interior designer.”

Sometimes you get the details right enough that people really believe they’re true!