Monthly Archives: March 2013

Asking for the Impossible

I wrote the previous post while sitting in a coffee shop. At one point, a cheerful, pretty young mother came in, wheeling a stroller. In the stroller was a girl who looked to be about 2 years old.

Here’s what happened next. Keep in mind that this is in a coffee house.

Slinky BraceletsMom: What would you like, honey?

Girl: A bracelet.

Mom: A bracelet?

Girl: Yeah.

Mom [to male barista]: Do you have a bracelet?

Barista: Yes, I do! [And he produces from behind the counter a plastic slinky bracelet.]

Mom: Would you like the bracelet, honey?

Girl: No.