Wednesday, September 20, 2006

But unicorns are real, right?

I just had lunch with Brother-in-law #3. We ate on the roof of my lab building, and after we were finished, Brother-in-law #3 admired the view. “I think I can see my house from here,” he remarked.

“Yeah, I think that dome is the Greek Orthodox church near your house,” I replied.

He thought for a minute, estimating the distance between my lab and his house, and then asked, “Do you think that if you had a jet-pack you’d be able to make it to that church?”

I stared at him for a second. “Well, since jet-packs aren’t real, sure. Why not?”

“What? They’re not real?” he exclaimed.


“But I’ve seen them!” he said.

“In movies? And cartoons?” I asked. He admitted this was the case.

Oh, how we laughed at his foolishness. How silly he was. “Well, I’m glad I made this mistake in front of you and not at a job interview or something,” he said.

I told him I would have to blog about it. “That’s fair,” he said.

Guess what? They’re totally real.


Anonymous said...

He's so unassuming, isn't he? On another note, that'll teach you to contradict him. He's a smartie.

Doktah said...

How does one's bottom keep from combusting? I imagine Victoria’s Secret does not make a line of fire retardant knickers.