12/18/2006

Help Settle An Argument...

OK, perhaps my pals out there in blogland can set someone I know straight...

Yesterday (Sunday the 17th) I told someone I'd "see them next week". Do you think this means that I'll see them sometime between the 18th and 23rd OR between the 24th and 30th. In order to keep this fair, I won't reveal which I think is correct. The answer seems obvious to me...

18 comments:

teri said...

After the 24th.

If you said "I'll see you this week" that would be between the 18th and 24th.

Slinger said...

Seeing as how the traditional calendar week starts on Sunday, this would mean you would see them after the 24th.

Flannery Alden said...

Since Sunday is commonly considered the last day of the weekend, one might think next week meant you'd see them between the 18th and the 23rd.

Then again, since it is so very close to Monday, one might think that you couldn't mean the upcoming week, since that is this week, the one facing us right now!

Either way, it's obvious you've confused your listener. Why not add clarity to your conversation? How about: I'll see you after Christmas? Or: I'll see you Wednesday?

Mombi said...

Gosh, that one is really hard to call! My gut instinct says that if you said that on a Sunday, it would mean after Christmas.

dirty said...

Wow, that's a tough one.

Jen said...

between the 24th and 30th....

Geo said...

Between the 24th and 30th.

However, you could have clarified by saying "next next week." As in, "do you like her or like her like her?"

Valerie said...

I'm going with the majority...after the 24th.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Anyone who says they thought you meant between 18th and the 24 is just being a pain in the ass, like those people on New Year's Eve who say "See you next year, ha ha!"

Geo said...

Vikki: Well played. Anytime I hear the "See you next year ha ha" thing, I tend to think "yeah, maybe not."

Amy said...

I'm with everyone else here. You can add me to the cool people.

Chris said...

Thank you, one and all! I win.

teri said...

hopefully you won a good prize!

Flannery Alden said...

The moral high ground is always the best prize.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Flannery: You're right, the high moral ground IS the best prize, although an all-inclusive two-week vacation in Fiji comes very very very very very very very very close.

Flannery Alden said...

True dat, Vikki.

amylynn said...

My husband and I have this argument every other day. In my mind, "this week" is within the next seven days, and respectively, "next week" is 8 days and beyond.

David said...

after the 24th