Published: August 13th 2008August 13th 2008
Yesterday in the market I saw the most hilarious thing. I watch two boys, about 10 and 11, in matching, man sized, canary yellow, fleece zip-up sweaters that hung to their knees, struggling to remove a miniature plunger head from the smaller boys cheek. They must have been playing when they stuck it to him, and seemed quiet panicked that they could not get it off. I laughed as I watched them from a distance, the smaller boy chattering in a high voice, the bigger one trying to seem calm as he worked the edge desperately with his fingers. I would have helped if I had have thought it wouldn't embarrass the boys. (For those of you who are tender hearted, don't worry, they got the plunger off the little boys cheek.)
The lesson, I think, is that you should never try the things your older brother... or sister... suggests, no matter what country you come from.