It seems my brain has been kind of warped by this pandemic. I will hear things spoken, and before I can realize what they’re about, I’ll have a knee-jerk reaction that’s totally wrong.
Exhibit A: I heard a commercial that started with the words “Restart live shows.” Out of my mouth spewed the words “Are you nuts?” before it dawned on me that this was a commercial for Rogers, and more specifically, a PVR that could allow you to rewind a live broadcast.
Another time, I was distractedly watching TV and heard the words “Let’s Brunch!” I said “No thanks!” before realizing this was a commercial for a show called “Let’s Brunch”.
But the worst one happened when Steve turned the channel to hockey. Suddenly, I heard Joe Bowen say something like “Then the puck goes to the virus…” The virus? No, you dumbass, that’s Tavares. But for half a second, I was trying to figure out why they were talking about the virus there. Will I ever be able to think normally again?