We all think differently, a different perspective to us all. I’m glad. If we all thought the same way life would be pretty boring.
My husband and I are good examples of this. We can both look long and hard at a bowl of fruit and he sees food, I see each individual fruit in the bowl and what can be done with them. I
I once had to take a test after a training session. The training was how to use a PR24 – aka night stick – I did alright but I kept getting my left and right mixed up but understood the basics of how to use one (whether that training would come to mind in a real life situation was debatable – point and swing was more like it). The test was on paper and had a diagram of a PR24:
The photo with the lines and words was similar to the test I took – but my test, I swear, had many more lines and angles. I scored the lowest in the class, but passed.
What I saw when the paper was handed to me was a night stick with GEOMETRY all over it. Lines and angles and panic! I hated geometry and barely passed it in high school. It’s the way my brain processes – or doesn’t process it – total panic, No comprende! I think if they had given me an oral test with PR24 in hand I would have done better. Or put in into Algebraic equations – loved Algebra.
So that brings us to acronyms. I hate them. I cannot process them immediately. I stare at them and try to figure out the puzzle. Ugh! It’s so hard for me. I get a few ( like IHOP – the pancake people) but when I use them people look at me as if I am speaking a foreign language. Welcome to my world.
I once attended a church that loved acronyms. In the morning announcements they would use at lest 5 in a small paragraph. I couldn’t solve the mystery so I never joined any of their extra groups. How could I? I could not speak the language.I actually google them now when people post them in Facebook or emails so I don’t appear too stupid.
Hey, I have an idea, why not speak full words so we don’t have to wonder what the heck is being said in a conversation or so we don’t have to pretend we know what is being said. Hmmm. Just a thought.
I rest my case.