Sunday, September 5, 2010

Places & Aminals (2)

Happy Sunday!

Not much in the way of intro today other than my status update from yesterday:

I was at Goldburger's Friday picking up one of their specials (a french onion soup dip burger and home made fries) when this 4 1/2 year old walked up to me and asked, "What's your name?"

I didn't quite hear him (hard of hearing doncha know) so I had him repeat the question, which he did. I answered, "My name is G."

His mother was completely mortified, but I said it wasn't a problem. He then asked, "How old are you?"

I answered, "How old are you?"
He said, "4 1/2."
I said, "Well, I'm sort of your age. I'm 45." (face it folks, you cannot be witty with a 4 1/2 year old).

He continued on his merry way burning off excess calories like most 4 1/2 year olds do, and his mother and I had a very brief one minute conversation until our food came out.

And now for your enjoyment, a short history lesson as told by me at Shooting Suburbia.

14 comments:

  1. I love it when kids show no signs of shyness. It's so refreshing.

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  2. Very much so. It really is refreshing reality check.

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  3. Yep kids will talk to anyone, they just tend to stare at me with their mouths open in disbelief! :D

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  4. PS Only you could write about a burger in one sequence and take pictures of cows in the next! OK, maybe Mr. RK would do that, too...

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  5. Joe: I sometimes get the strangest looks and the strangest questions from kids.

    Believe or not, I am rather nondescript with my appearance on the weekends, and that's when I usually get those questions.

    Trust me, I wouldn't stare at you. Might say "Howdy!" and compliment you on a piece of your apparel.

    R: Thanks. It's a talent. Lots of exposure to my nine year old daughter and her "interesting" friends have prepared me for encounters like this.

    What can I say, I have a talent for word association. Cow equals burger.

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  6. Kids are great... most of the time.

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  7. I like that kids don't see the world quite the way we do.

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  8. David: Sounds like you had few unpleasant experiences with the younger generation. :D

    And yes, they are great most of the time. Grocery stores are the best place to see them do their dirty work. :D

    Charles: They don't start seeing the world our way until they get the reality check in college.

    Until then, I will enjoy what I see and what I experience during my day-to-day activities.

    It is safe to say that I have never been one to pop any child's vision of reality with my vision of reality. Not even with my own flesh and blood.

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  9. I think he knows a nice man when he sees one.

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  10. Kelly: Thanks. I usually have a way with little childrens: skewered.

    Lynn: Thanks. I try very hard to turn off the workday me and turn on the weekend me whenever I go out amongst the public.

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  11. in many ways, I wish many of us (read "me" were more like the kid...willing to talk to others and show interest in them.

    at the same time...I likes my privacy...

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  12. Darth: I'm very strange when it comes to my privacy out in the real world. I don't go out of my way to interact with (adult) strangers and in fact I have body language that makes that point crystal clear.

    But when it comes to children, I seem to be a magnet of attraction. I always find it refreshing to talk to a child because it always takes my mind off whatever stresses I'm currently going through.

    And yeah, I agree. Sometimes it would be nice if adults acted more like children in that particular aspect of life.

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