There’s really nothing more awkward than asking a woman when she’s due and finding out that she’s not even pregnant. It’s also uncomfortable when you ask someone how their job is going only to find out that they have been laid off or when you ask about someone’s significant other to find out that they have just broken up.
That’s why I am really nervous about meeting Pamela Anderson. I mean, I have no “plans” to meet her, but I do live L.A. adjacent, so you never know. (I did just see Reese Witherspoon.) If I ran into Pam today, I honestly wouldn’t know whether or not to ask her, “How’s Tommy?”
Those two have broken up and gotten back together so many times it’s nearly impossible to keep up. Just when I think she’s with Kid Rock, I find out that she and Tommy Lee are back together. It’s confusing.
It’s almost as confusing as the on-again, off-again relationship between every and day.
Sometimes every and day are together: everyday
And sometimes they are apart: every day
Here’s how I remember the difference:
• Everyday means daily, ordinary, commonplace.
It’s an everyday occurrence to see Will and Jada together.
Since it’s commonplace to see stable couples together, when every and day are together in one word, it means commonplace.
• Every day, on the other hand, means each separate day.
We can remember that by telling ourselves that when every and day are separate, it means we are talking about separate days.
Every day is a different story with Pamela and Tommy.
So, to be safe, when I run into Pam, I just won’t say anything about Tommy. If she wants to talk about it, she can bring it up. And to further avoid any awkwardness, I’ll have to remember not to bring up Dancing with the Stars and Barb Wire.