I overheard two retired guys chatting the other day at the Jenners Pond retirement community and had to chuckle.
"Where've you been?" one man asked his friend. "I haven't seen you for months!"
"Well, I've been working," replied the other man.
The first guy furrowed his brows. "Work-ing?" he said, pronouncing it like it was a foreign term completely unfamiliar to him. And quite possibly an offensive one.
The reason I was at Jenners Pond was for a 4 p.m. lecture, and I noted that they were already serving wine and cheese. Nice!