Nut Crackers? No, Nutcrackers!

NutCrackerHi, It’s Kelly’s husband Andrew here with a funny story for you. Putting away Christmas decorations reminded me of this. When we first went gluten-free we often bought almond nut crackers from the store (we don’t buy them these days because of the rice and butter). Maybe it was the Christmas of 2003 that Kelly bought us two 3-foot-tall wooden nutcracker statues. She was protective of them and was concerned that I didn’t pack them away safely. When she asked me about the statues I thought she was talking about the box of crackers we bought that day. Our confused conversation was worthy of Abbot and Costello:

Kelly: Where’d you put the nutcrackers?
Andrew: Umm, I’m not sure.
Kelly: Didn’t you just put them away? Are they in the basement?
Andrew: No, they’re in one of the cabinets.
Kelly: In the cabinets? But they might fall off the shelf.
Andrew (getting confused): Who cares if they fall?
Kelly (becoming alarmed): They’ll break!!
Andrew (getting more confused): Yeah… so, what?
Kelly: I like them! Are they padded with something?
Andrew: …What are you talking about?
Kelly: The nutcrackers!
Kelly: The big ones I just bought (gesturing their size)!
Andrew: Ohhhhhhh!



  1. says

    hahaha Oh boy, that’s hilarious! Kevin and I have had a couple of those misunderstandings only to realize we are talking about two very separate things. And… you’re already done taking down your Christmas decorations? Ah, I guess I better get on that!

  2. Nikki says

    That’s hilarious! It reminds me of a similar conversation I had with my friend in high school. I had a crush on a boy named Joe, my friend’s step father was also named Joe. So when I started talking about how nice and cute he is she was quite horrified!

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