Sunday, May 02, 2010
Courtesy of Daughter 2
“If I had a blog,” said Daughter 2 today, “I’d blog about a conversation I heard in the supermarket the other day.”
(Who could ignore this temptation?)
“There was a small girl of about two chatting away and she said to her mum, Does everyone have arms?
The mum said, Well no, some people don’t.
Why don’t they?
Well, soldiers - or civilians - in Afghanistan. Their arms might have got blown off.
This really wasn’t the answer I would have given so I looked at the little girl to see her reaction. She just considered for a while and then said, But do we know anyone without arms?
To which the mother replied, Well no, but we don’t know any soldiers."
They were, Daughter 2 said, quite posh people.
Also strange, also from Daughter 2 but on a more cheerful note: have you seen this Youtube video of the remarkable standing-up cat?