Why I call it “Speaking Amy”…
I tend to take phrases or sayings that I often hear, or should I say, mis-hear, and try to re-use them in my own conversations. Usually this turns out to be amusing to others and only those very close to me know exactly what I am trying to say.
For example: my mom always says to me “let me give you a little tid-bit of advice”. Well, for years I have, apparently, been hearing it incorrectly. Once I figured it out, I wrote this using that phrase:
You say “Tid Bit”, I say “Tim Schmidt”
You say Tomato, I say Tomatoe
You say “Whatever”, I say “See you later…
You might not see me – I am invisible. Coming out of Room 112.
Now I am on stage, smiling and saying “ This is the Best Damn Day of my life!!”
Now I go to work, I smirk, because I am in charge ( of me) and proud of the new crowd that I am meeting. Not demanding, not giving up on things .
Don’t feel bad or sorry for me. You should feel proud of me. Proud like me.
People called me retarded in the past. They said I would never accomplish much.
I am on that stage with a HUGE smile. With an IEP Diploma. They said I couldn’t go to college –
I was trapped in Special Ed.; stuck in the “looking glass”. Depressed.