Take Care With the Bear
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So it was about 12:15AM on Sunday morning and I had just gotten back to my dorm in Ann Arbor after returning from my grandmother's birthday party in Kalamazoo. When I turned my computer on to check my e-mail, MSN messenger automatically logged me in, and one of the people I had met while in Peru also happened to be signed on. She started chatting with me, and the following conversation ensued:
today was my grandmother's birthday
so i just got back from the party
take care with the bear!!
I kind of wondered what that meant, which resulted in the following exchange:
It soon turned out that she actually meant "beer" instead of "bear", which makes the phrase "take care with the (beer)" make quite a bit more sense, especially considering that I did have to drive about 110 miles in order to get home after said party. This realization led to a conversation about how:
All of these observations were met with initial disbelief and surprise, as things are somewhat different than that in Peru. After this conversation, she had to go, so the question now is: When she realized that the word was "beer", did she also realize what the word "bear" means (ala the animal)
In any case, from now on, I shall definitely make every effort to take care with the bear.