When I try to talk to people and my words either turn into jumbled alphabet soup or I have a chronic case of it’s-on-the-tip-of-my-tongue-but-won’t-come-out-as-real-wordsism.
One such case was a few years ago when I took my push lawnmower down to a local auto shop just down the hill from my house. I wanted to be somewhat normal in what I was going to say to the guy behind the counter, but what came out of my mouth instead of ‘Excuse me, sir. I would be much obliged if you would kindly fix my lawnmower for me.’ was:
Me: “Ah… Uh… Hey! Um… I need…” *gestures frantically to the lawnmower* “This! T-T-This refrigerator! Vacuum cleaner! This thing! This la-la… LAWNMOWER! Yeah… Fix it, please?…”
The guy looked at me like I was on crack or something.
Am I alone here?