"Mom, you've got to hear this!" #2 Son came in bursting with something important to impart.
Do I have to?
"I got kicked out of Home Depot!"
They let you back in after last time?
"No, that was Lowe's, this is different."
Really. The sarcasm of my comment was lost on him, as usual.
"I was there with Sammy and his dad, and we were just in the aisle with the sledgehammers and stuff, and we were picking them up, trying to decide if we wanted to buy one, and this guy came along and told us to get out of the store, that we weren't allowed to be in there without parental supervision. And we tried to tell him that Sammy's dad was outside tying the Christmas tree on the car, and we were only going to be in there for about 5 minutes while he did that, and the guy said we had to leave. So we said we would go to another aisle, and he grabbed us by the backs of our coat collars and hauled us out of there. It was annoying!"
Son, when an adult asks you to do something, and it isn't illegal or immoral, you do as you are told.
"Awww, but mom, we wanted to buy a sledgehammer or something!"
Son, the last thing I need around here is the headache you would cause with a sledgehammer. You cause enough headaches with a regular one, thank you.
At that point, he humphed and walked out. Christmas break is coming up soon. I'm very afraid.
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Martin Luther publicly burns the papal edict demanding that he recant, 1520
Isaac Newton's paper De Motu Corporum in Gyrum, containing the derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley, 1684
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The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London, 1868
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