Thursday, September 4, 2008
A Sonlight moment so obscure, only die-hards will get it
Conversation overheard as we sat at a red light in front of a line of teachers picketing an elementary school:
Logan: "What are they doing? Are they ... striking? Like miners? Teachers have a union?"
Jo: "Yeah. (voice drops to a whisper) They're picketing."
Atticus: "Oh, joy! (he actually says this, y'all. i kid you not.) I've always wanted to see strikers!"
Atticus: "Yeah. Because you never know when the Pinkertons will come rushing in."
Logan: (to Atticus) "Are you joking? You're joking me again." (to me) "Mom, pull over NOW!"
Me: "Sorry, but when the light turns green, I'm going."
Collective groans. Light turns green and we roll forward.
Jo: "They might have to call in the feds."
Atticus: "Yeah, better that we're not here. It could get ugly."
Logan: "I hope their broken legs heal before they start teaching again. ((sigh)) Poor public school teachers."
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