FlashbackA terrific story from DQ reader Scott Moore:
Your story about traffic reminded me of something that happened this
Two years ago we went to King's Island in Cincinnati. On our way home we
decided to visit the Newport Aquarium in Kentucky. There is a point right
outside Cincinnati where I believe every interstate that goes through the
Midwest merges...to get to Newport from Cincinnati you have about 1/2 mile
to cross over about 6-8 lanes of traffic to reach the exit.
So as I'm merging lane after lane some young punk comes flying up doing
about 80+ and I merge in front of him. He changes lanes and proceeds to
"bless" me. I hold up my hand in the universal "sorry, my fault" sign but he
does not accept it and proceeds to hang out his window screaming at me and
flipping me off, so I return with a "Well, *uck off then!"
At this point I can feel the eyes burning into my skull. My wife is glaring
at me with her mouth hanging open.
"Did I say that out loud?"
She nods her head. I then say, "Ok, we are going back in time and that did
not happen." What could I say.
Flash forward to this weekend:
I was watching Riley 7.8 play Star Wars Battlefront II (he likes for me to
watch his mad ski77z) and he gets shot in the back. He blurts out, "Ah Damn.
I didn't see him sneak up behind me."
"Riley! What did you say?"
"What?" "What" is the universal word to use in our house when you are stalling
and trying to come up with an excuse.
"What did you just say?"
I said, "I didn't see him sneak up behind me."
"No, before that."
"What did you say before that?"
"Dad, that never happened."