72 and a half

“It’s six dozen of one, half of the other to me.”

“You know that’s not how it goes, right?”

“What do you mean?”

“It’s six of one, half dozen of the other.”

“That’s just silly.”

“No, it’s not. That’s how the saying goes.”

“My way makes more sense.”

“How does your way make more sense? Those two things aren’t even close to being equal.”



“My way makes it clear that the two things are very different. Seventy-two versus a half. Your way makes it sound like they’re same.”

“But that’s what the saying is about!”

“Why would you need a saying like that?”

“You’re saying you don’t care. That the two choices are equal because you feel the same about both.”

“But I do care.”

“Then don’t use the saying.”

“I didn’t. I said that the two choices are very different.”

“But that’s not how it goes.”

“So let me get this straight… I said something that expressed how I feel accurately, and you’re upset because I didn’t use a saying that didn’t express how I feel. Is that right?”

“Well, I wouldn’t put it that way. You took a familiar saying and changed it to mean the exact opposite of what it usually means.”

“I don’t know… Sounds like six of one, half a dozen of the other to me.”

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