So this guy who looked to be about 40 walked into a minor emergency clinic Saturday afternoon.
He approached the reception counter where two women were on duty. One was about his age. The other, a bit younger.
He explained that he had a case of pink eye.
In the course of his check-in process, he mentioned that he was going to Las Vegas on Monday. Only he didn't say "Las Vegas." He said "Vegas."
Then it was as if someone had declared a competition to see who could say that the greatest number of times in a short span of time.
"Oh, I love Vegas."
"Gotta love Vegas."
"You definitely don't want pink eye if you're going to Vegas."
And so on.
That always strikes my ear as just a wee bit affected. You know, as if saying that makes you sound as if you have an exciting life.
But what do I know? I've never been to Vegas.