So, the family and I (and by "family" I mean my Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother-In-Law, Niece, Nephew, Nephew's Girlfriend, Cora and The Daughter) all spent a week together for my parent's 50 Wedding Anniversary out in Huron, Ohio. Their actual anniversary was in January, but Mom wanted us all to vacation together as a family for a week together.
On the second night we were out there, we were having dinner at a restaurant, and I called the waitress over to ask her a question.
SCOPE - "There's a town south of here called 'M-I-L-A-N'. How do you pronounce it?"
WAITRESS – " 'MY-lin'."
SCOPE - "Oh, that's how we pronounce the name of the city in Illinois, too. But I was wondering if you pronounced it 'Mi-lan'…
WAITRESS - "You mean like the car?"
SCOPE (pokerfaced) - "Yes, like the car."
Not the city in Italy, people. The thing that spring to her mind was the discontinued Mercury Milan. I cried a little inside.