My friend Jennifer and I have an ongoing joke. It usually comes up as we’re in the Target parking lot looking for a space.
And we spot one.
Or so we think.
We inch closer, about to turn, when…Bam! (No, not Emeril.) It’s a sneaky motorcycle or mini-cooper parked in the spot.
One day of one us said, “There needs to be a word for that.”
So, here’s the contest Jennifer and I are announcing: hit us with your best shot and coin a word for each of the following situations below.
The winner gets a dozen homemade cookies from us.
Here’s the reverse-Balderdash game: (leave a comment with your answers)
- A parking spot you aim your car for and learn, at the last minute, is occupied. A let down/frustrated/jealous-of- the-motorcycle feeling.
- The emotion you feel when you can’t locate your car in a parking lot. A mixture of “where did I leave it?” confusion and “is this the time I’m actually right and it got stolen?” paranoia.
- When you pick up something only to find it’s incredibly lighter than expected and surprise yourself with your incredible strength (a milk jug almost empty, sundry home improvement cans in your garage, etc.).