Thursday, January 19, 2006

The thing is...

Yesterday, I had lunch with my three-year-old nephew and my parents. I brought my sandwich, and when I opened up the Tupperware and put it on the table, my nephew grabbed half my sandwich and took a bite.

"Hey!" I said. "What are you doing? You can't just take someone's sandwich off their plate like that."

"Well," he said, "here's the thing. I wanted your sandwich."

I held my ground, but it is very difficult to explain manners to a three-year-old who keeps saying, very solemnly, "Here's the thing."

1 comment:

Doktah said...

I'm pretty sure that at some point I have been ready to go home after working an insane number of hours, nearly blind with fatigue, and I have heard a collaborator or advisor say to me "Here's the thing, I want to see those results now."