15 February, 2008

Probably only if they're late for the funeral...

I was walking S and B home after school today when we came upon a group of second graders in a heated discussion. One of them stopped me:

"Can I ask you a question?!"

"Sure!"

As the resident American around town I often get asked to translate phrases that the kids get from tv and pop music, but he kind of ambushed me with the question:

"Does a hearse have a siren or not?!"

I'd love to spend an afternoon in the mind of a 7 year old...

5 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This absolutely had me BURST into laughter

anno said...

I'd love to spend an afternoon in the mind of a 7 year old...

Me, too. Even better, though, would be an afternoon walking with you. Maybe if the dollar improves and we successfully navigate some of the transitions ahead of us this year...

Betsy said...

Anno, I'd love it! You've got an open invitation!

Goofball said...

sometimes I see a hearse in a traffic jam...and then I wonder if they'll make it in time to the funeral.

Never thought about them getting a siren though :D

Betsy said...

Maybe that's your niche, Ellen! Maybe that's how you can make your first million! :-)