We’re on the boardwalk on our way back from communing with the birds. It was a good day. Lots of skimmers, with one little choreographed dance that makes you remember why watching birds is so much fun.
A couple with four kids is coming in the other direction. It’s a quiet afternoon, so it’s impossible not to hear their conversation.
Woman: Did you hear what I just said?
Man (confidently): Yes!
Woman: What did I say?
Man: Extended silence.
As a fellow male, I spend the drive home hoping that the skimmers attack one of the kids to distract them …