In the absence of Mayor Andy Skibitsky, who was allegedly delayed in traffic, Councilwoman JoAnn Neylan assumed the duties once again as "Acting Mayor." Neylan used her time in the spotlight to also congratulate Chief David Whyman for his recent graduation from the FBI academy's leadership school. Can someone please advise the Acting Mayor and Chairwoman of the Town Council's Public Safety Committee that the police chief's name is pronounced "Way"man and not Whyman.
Never at a loss for embarrassing statements, Neylan, while showering Whyman Wayman with accolades, stated "I feel very safe in your hands," referring to Whyman Wayman's lead role as police chief in the police department. TFoTM is not surprised by Acting Mayor Neylan's alleged Freudian slip.
Councilwoman Neylan could very well have proclaimed Whyman Wayman as the cherry on top of her favorite ice cream sundae, the apple of her eye or the cream that rose to the top. TFoTM believes that the apple won't fall far from the Chief Tree and time will tell whether the analogy holds true. Bernard Tracy's tenure as police chief was clouded in misconduct and corruption. Whyman Wayman is a "chip off the old block."
A Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of some unconscious ("dynamically repressed"), subdued wish, conflict, or train of thought. The concept is thus part of classical psychoanalysis.