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.