News from the dinner table

Over pork chops and rice, Sam told us how he and his fifth-grade classmates today had a ‘movie day’ as a reward for group excellence on some testing.

One of the films had some sort of chase scene, during which one of the characters mumbled, as Sam said – “The ‘S’ word”.

“The ‘s’ word”? I asked obliquely. Without missing a beat, Sam said wryly “Yeah, you know….shitake mushrooms” pausing for full effect, before adding

“Minus, of course, the ‘ake’ and the ‘mushrooms’”.

He kept his eyes focused on the plate in front of him, never missing a forkful. Oh yeah, he’s ours.

3 thoughts on “News from the dinner table

  1. Lillian Iverson February 5, 2010 / 10:19 am

    That’s our Sam!!!


  2. connie February 5, 2010 / 7:15 pm

    Wow! What a guy! I know seemingly adult men who can’t converse about shitake mushrooms…. (sad commentary, huh?)


    • poetluckerate February 5, 2010 / 9:24 pm

      It takes a really cool, fun guy to wax elloquent on fungi.


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