I pulled rat bait out of my puppy’s mouth on the weekend. We didn’t know if she’d eaten any so I got a blood test done.
Me: ‘How much will the blood test be?’
Vet Nurse: ‘Ahhh…I’m not sure, but if it’s just a blood test it’s not very much.’
Me: ‘Okay, cool.’
Two days later…
Vet Nurse: ‘The blood test is totally clear. Everything’s good with Astra.’
Me: ‘Awsome! How much do I owe you?’
Vet Nurse: ‘Two hundred and forty dollars.’
Me: ‘Sorry, what? Can you say that again?’
Vet Nurse: ‘$240.’
I’ve come to sense that I may possibly speak a different dialect to some people. It’s totally possibly somewhere in the evolution of language and phrases such as ‘not much’, I’ve been left behind.
It’s just a vague suspicion I have.