You know how the old expression goes. You see a rainbow in the sky. Your four year old sweetly offers you a bit of her ice cream. A friend unexpectedly sends you flowers.
You sigh and say happily: “It’s the small things in life…”
Have you noticed that the expression is a fragment? It’s the small things in life that….what? I think the vagueness of the whole enterprise entitles me to use it in a variety of situations for which it may not have been originally intended.
Today in the grocery store for example, I used it and sighed unhappily. Can you notice what got me down? (Hint: it may or may not reveal my obsessive tendencies when it comes to grammatical consistencies. But on a more positive note, don’t you LOVE tea?)
Sigh. Sometimes it’s the small things in life… that get you down.
Ok, so here’s the challenge. What’s wrong with the last picture?