I went into my usual place for lunch today, a Philadelphia Cheese Steak Sandwich - YUM! As I finished ordering the woman there asked how I was today.
"Oh, OK, I think. Things have been a bit difficult recently but we seem to be on the upward curve now."
"Well at least it is Hump Day" she says with a smile, "my husband and I like Hump Day."
I froze for a moment. My instant translation of "Hump" had been "having relations" and "being married" to use the phrases that a couple of you out there use. Was she telling me that tonight is THEIR NIGHT?! Now I know some couples settle into a sort of routine that fits with their lives, but surely you don't go telling people about it even if they have been regular customers for 3 years or more!
"Sorry?" was the best I could manage.
"Wednesday is Hump Day, didn't you know that?"
"Yep, once you are past Wednesday you are over the hump and the weekend is coming."
Gling! On came the light. Of course, it made sense now.
"Oh, I was thinking of a totally different meaning for 'hump'" came out before I could stop it.
Luckily she saw the funny side of it...