This morning I walked past the Pre-Kindergarten snack / playground area and caught the middle of the following conversation:
“Why do you guys call me a giant? I’m not a giant. Do I look like a giant?” The teacher was perched on top of the shoe cubbies watching the kids eat their snack.
One particularly articulate 4-year old responded, “Well you are bigger than us.”
“But that doesn’t mean I’m a giant. Does that make me a giant?”
I didn’t hear the kids’ response, but in my head it was a resounding “AbsoLUTEly!”
A few hours later, I made my way to the staff canteen area for lunch. I was only the second one there – George the bus driver had beaten me to lunch today and was just finishing his. I found a sunny spot and quickly began to eat. When I looked up from my plate, I realized that he had on two ties. “George, why are you wearing two ties?” He smiled a bit. “Well … I don’t know really. You know, I got up this morning and thought, ‘why do we only wear one?’ Why doesn’t anyone ever wear two? So I put on two. And you know what’s funny? No one has seemed to notice.” The ties even matched – two different textures in shades of silky green to go with his uniform.
What an interesting Monday!
Reminds me of that Back to the Future II, where in their future, it had become all the rage to wear two ties.