22.7.06

si no se cae en el rio

I was biking home from the office and decided to try a short-cut that I had taken once before by vehicle. I took the wrong road and ended up at a dead end where you can take a through-path for pedestrians through a gate. The path continues through a beautiful meadow and ends up on the highway, not too far from where I live. There were 2 young girls, probably 7 and 10, standing at the fence and I asked them if it was possible to pass though on a bike, thinking more of the narrow passage between the barbed wire fences.

The older girl answered "si." Then without missing a beat, followed it with "if you don't fall in the river." I looked down the path a little way and saw the river and the log that stretched over it to connect the foot path. I replied that I would be taking the other road. The girl raised her eyebrows and let a smile curl on her lips. She got me good.

3 comments:

Sirdar said...

Love the mischievous innocence of children!!

The Machine said...

I'd be like, "Do you want to see me die little girl"? And she'd be like, "Si"! And I'd be like, "You're evil"!

Dean

much-ado said...

So, you didn't take the foot path...what's with that Colonel Sanders...

Nonetheless, you got to love how humour develops in kids. How's Blaise's humour coming along?