When I was younger, I often would get confused about something while reading Archie comic books.
I know, I know...what could be confusing about those?
Well, let me tell you. Remember Veronica? Of course you do. Who could forget good ol' Ronnie? Anyway, as you all know Veronica was quite wealthy. Well, I suppose it was her father who was the wealthy one. Veronica was just the spoiled teenager.
Anyway, I'm side-tracking here. Okay, so Archie was known to be a tad clumsy and would often knock things over when he was at Veronica's house. It seemed like Veronica's dad (why can't I think of his name?) was always lunging to save a precious vase or other expensive possession.
Mr. Veronica (?) would gasp, or sweat, or just look really nervous as he tried to rescue his prized possessions from the wrath of Archie's desperate clumsiness, all the while exclaiming how priceless these items were.
See -- to my young mind -- priceless means that it wasn't worth anything. You know -- price-less. Therein lay my confusion.
Why in the world was Veronica's dad so concerned about something if it didn't even cost him anything?
I never voiced my thoughts to anyone on this matter -- afterall, nobody else seemed to think it was odd -- but it was baffling to me for many years.
I wonder exactly when I figured it all out...