The other day at work Pam randomly asked if I knew the colors of the rainbow. As though I had prepared for this I went off and this conversation followed:
Me: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
Pam: What's the saying? How did you remember that?
Me: I don't know any saying.
Pam: Am I the only person who doesn't know the colors of the rainbow?!
Me: Who asked you about this?
Pam: The CEO.
Me: Oh, yeah I just picture a rainbow in my head.
Pam: You can picture a rainbow in your head?
Me: (pause) Yeah, can't you?
Me: (shrugging shoulders) Maybe I'm weird.
Turns out Pam has a cheat sheet, or rather 5 cheat sheets. She does the CEO's schedule in a different color everyday, but in the colors of the rainbow (colors=her idea, rainbow-CEO's). So she has 5 pages, in rainbow order, with Monday-Friday written across them.
This got me going about sayings my dad has to remember things like the planets (Mary's violet eyes make John...something for Saturn...please hold...googling...stay up late nights. Period). Of course, Pluto is gone now, well, still there just demoted. I think I've found the real reason why they took Pluto off of the planets list. He was messing up the sentence. My dad has something for the months too but neither Pam nor I can remember what it could be. So we googled that and for the first time I realized I never had the beginning memorized. I always thought it was "30 days past September." Which in retrospect doesn't make a lick of sense. For those who don't know it, it's:
30 days hath (or has) September
April, June, and November
All the rest have 31
Save February - the shortest one
28 is all it stores
til leap year gives it one more.
But there is also something with the knuckles I think. I've seen people doing it. Does anyone know the one I'm talking about?
Anyway, sorry to give you a glimpse into what a slow day looks like at work. At least we didn't super glue anything this time!