Pass the Synonym

I read that cinnamon was really great for you, rich in antioxidants and reduces the risk of heart disease.

A teaspoon a day, is all you need.

Great, I think, as I head to the store.

In flight, despite trying to be more mindful after the lost key incident, am deep in thought, listing all words for an essay I’m penning that mean chaotic: disorderly, disorganized, topsy-turvy, tangled.

Now in the store, I mosey around looking for their spice section…in an uproar, messy, frenetic…finally asking a young man, where the synonym is. 

He doesn’t answer me. I ask again. This time I add, you know, it’s a spice…muddled, jumbled, in disarray.

He still doesn’t respond.

“I’m pretty sure you have it,” I say, “since you’re such a big store.” 

He finally says, “Just a minute,” while he consults a fellow worker.

Confused, unhinged, NUTS!

She comes over and says, “What is it that you want?”

I’m now losing patience.

Synonym,” I say with a sigh, “you put it in cookies and oatmeal.”

“I think what you want is cinnamon.”


Well, I guess I made a little error, but here’s the good news. 

Rather than saying, boy Susannah, you’re an ass, I said, boy Susannah…you’re just a writer. 

How’s that for progress. 

Excuse me while I send my shrink a fruit basket…gift, token, acknowledgement, tip.   

SB 🙂



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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34 Responses to Pass the Synonym

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Maybe they just thought you had a slight lisp, Susannah. I designed and coded computer programs in the mid 80s and into the late 90s. At home, I often found myself thinking in code. Luckily I was the only witness, ha ha!

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  2. Yes! Your thoughts went to the positive, and then you made me smile because you are a writer. Way to go!

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  3. You had a head full of synonyms. No wonder the word was on your tongue!

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  4. Dale says:

    I love that! Fun with words taken to a whole ‘nother level!

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  5. Sorryless says:

    Synonym and spice and everything agreeable. Or something like that, I forget.

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  6. robprice59 says:

    It’s terrible when you get your worms mixed up. 😉


  7. Patricia says:

    Thanks for the cinnamon tip. Now I have an excuse to go to Dunkin Donuts.


  8. I like the idea of tipping a shrink. It might start a new trend. Fun one today, Susannah. I need to have more synonyms in my day.


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