David is thinking about the meat faerie (zoomardav) wrote,
David is thinking about the meat faerie
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Learning to read...

Walking down Pike Street in downtown Seattle between 1st and 2nd Ave. A mother pushed her exhausted four or five year old daughter in a stroller down the street. The mom had lots of shopping bags, so I assume they'd been Christmas shopping all afternoon.

The little girl was asking what each sign said as they passed under them. The mom would say, "That sign says 'Subway'," then the little girl would immediately ask about the next sign. They did three signs this way, but the fourth one said, "Adult Entertainment Center."

"What does that sign say, mommy?"

Silence.

"Mommy, what does that one say?"

I looked back at the mom, she was thinking hard.

"Nothing, it doesn't say anything. It's just a picture."

The little girl said, "The first letter is an 'A'."

The mom said, "Apple juice. It's an apple juice store."

A homeless guy walking next to me said, "I love apple juice. I can drink apple juice three or four times a night if I have enough quarters."

What can I say? I laughed. It was funny.
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