– 7 September 2014 –
Not long ago, on Facebook, the writer David Lee White posted a little story. With his kind permission, I’m quoting it here.
Spent a lovely evening outside with our neighbors. At one point, the husband said “Last week the girls and I bought some ______.” But I didn’t hear what it was they bought. Someone coughed or something right at that moment. But instead of asking him to repeat, I just said “Oh, cool! Really?” And he said “Yeah, and they were really active at first and just shot around. But then they stopped one day and we thought they were done. But when I took them out to clean them, they just started booking all over the place. They’re supposed to go like that for up to thirty years.”