1. At Work
You pick up the office phone to call home but dial the school’s number instead.

2. At Parties
When you meet someone new, you can’t keep from thinking about all the volunteer jobs they’d be perfect for at school.

3. At Home
When your spouse suggests you always do something a certain way, you ask to see it in the bylaws.

4. At Book Group
You compare a character’s life choices to the dilemma of picking out teacher appreciation gifts.

5. On Vacation
You ask your daughter to act as family historian.

6. At Dinner
When your son asks to have ice cream for dessert, you ask whether anyone wants to second the motion.

7. At the Coffee Shop
Five minutes into a casual conversation with neighbors, you realize you’ve been taking notes the whole time.