Thursday, 29 November 2012

A short lesson in relativity...



My eldest was busy with his homework; English Comprehension. The piece he was reading was all about the invention of zips.
“Oh cool! Before 1893,” he read, “you used to have ties, laces and buttons.”
“That must have been awesome. So, like, when you were young there were no zips.”
He took one look at my face.
“Ok then when Granny was young…”
Just as well his Grandmother lives in Yorkshire!

6 comments:

Michelloui | The American Resident said...

Very funny! It's a more entertaining version of the conversation
'so how old is your teacher?'
'Oh very old.'
'Well, what do you think?'
'Maybe 40?'
Silence.
'So maybe not so old after all,' adds child.

Expat mum said...

Or "Back in the olden days.." referring to when we were little.
Quick swipe across the back of the head does wonder to stop that nasty little habit.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Well , on the bright side , he can at least think on his feet !

Wally B said...

Good recovery. He'll go far.

Rob-bear said...

Good recovery by the lad! With those skills, he'll go far! In fact, you've received several stories of those who have their way with words. Budding journalists, all, perhaps.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Cait O'Connor said...

Hee Hee

Go on you know you want to...

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