So, today I'm at the counter at a gov't agency, talking to the lady behind the desk.
Another lady, who had been sitting, filling out paperwork at a table, got up and hesitantly walked towards us. Once she reached us, she asked "Do you have a dictionary?"
The girl behind the counter said no, so English nerd me asked her what she was trying to spell.
She said "Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome."
So, I started to spell it, but judging from the panicked look I was getting I decided to ask her "Well, let me see what you have written, and I'll tell you if it's right."
She shows me her paperwork, and it says...
"Post Dramatic Stress Syndrome."
I'm seriously patting myself on the back for not busting out laughing, because I SOOOO wanted to! Instead, I just managed to say "Um...It's not DRAMATIC....it's TRAUMATIC."
She looked at me completely blankly, so I just told her to write down the letters as I said them.
Sometimes people scare me.