"How much does a Roun Twit cost?"
Not related to ER, but gotta share.
I was talking with a young Japanese engineer at w**k today, and told him that one of the mower blades on my big lawnmower had broken this weekend, and so I didn’t accomplish as much on the property as I had planned. He then asked “Well, how much does a Roun Twit cost?.”
Huh? No idea - don't even know what a Roun Twit is.
After a few moment's discussion, which reminded me of the classic "Who's on First?", it dawned on me – I had told him that I had done preventative maintenance on the mower this Spring, but hadn’t done anything about the mower blades because “I hadn’t gotten around to it.”
To paraphrase Strother Martin in “Cool Hand Luke” – What I had here was a failure to communicate.