Why would I learn to snowboard?

Eric watched me and then asked if he could ask a personal question:

“Do you have dyslexia?

“Ah, no but I struggle with left and right.”

“Maybe you have something similar like dysgraphia or aphasia or, you know, I can’t remember the name but there’s something similar where you see something and think a different word altogether? Apples, and you think oranges.”

“Yes! Wow that is totally my issue. I call that ‘thinking in jokes.’ I never know the right word, so I’ll refer to its synonym or I’ll think of a joke answer before I come up with the actual answer.”

Later, a fellow traveler asked, well, does your ski instructor really have the credibility to diagnose mental illnesses?

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