I can be very detail-oriented, but sometimes I am startled by a decided lack of thinking about the details of things around me. Taking certain things for granted, somehow?
For example, yesterday I learned that the AMC TV channel stands for "American Movie Classics." I told my son that they were running a Matrix marathon, and mentioned they have lots of movies on that channel. To which he replied, "Well, that would make sense since their name stands for a Movie channel, Mom." I had previously not contemplated what "AMC" stood for. Never even crossed my mind.
Here's another example: I have watched the movie "Home Alone" quite a few times around each holiday season. In the scene with John Candy, he calls their midwest polka band the "Kenosha Kickers". It only just dawned on me last week that I live close to Kenosha - it is a real city and well-known to the whole Chicago to Milwaukee area. (That one though I think I can be forgiven for because I only moved here a year and a half ago. But before this, I had no clue that Kenosha was a place and wasn't curious enough to research that name!)
What things do you obliviously take for granted in your every-day life until someone points out what they mean? And do you wonder why you never wondered about it before?