I can't remember if I put this one in here before, but it doesn't matter. Two years ago my daughter applied to a study abroad language program through the NSA that would have taken her to Jordan or Morocco to learn Arabic. (She didn't get in so she didn't end up going, but she was pretty excited about it at the time.)
My mom asked her how long she would be gone, and my daughter answered "six to eight weeks." My mom got this horrified look on her face and exclaimed: "Sixty-eight weeks?!"
What a crazy old lady she was. Miss you, Mama.