I had this interesting text message conversation with my daughter the other day:
We pulled the plug on our e-bikes yesterday.
You did? Why? I thought you sold your old bikes and were psyched about getting e-bikes.
Yeah, we are. That’s why we pulled the plug. They should be delivered next week.
Because you said you “pulled the plug.”
Right, we ordered them. Why does that confuse you?
Because “pulled the plug” means to stop or discontinue, like pulling the plug on life support.
No, that’s not what I meant. I meant going ahead with the purchase.
So you meant you “pulled the trigger,” as in committing to a course of action.
Plug, trigger, whatever. We did it, we bought e-bikes. You knew what I meant. Stop being such a stickler.
🙄 Dad, I learned that from you!
Okay, yes, she’s definitely a chip off the old block