I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Pearls before Swine but its one of my favorite comic strips for reasons like this:
Moments like this occur often in my family and when the confusion is made clear to one member, ‘Former farmer,’ is usually hollered. Such an incident occurred the other day while I was chatting with my dear brother on skype.
‘Guess what I’m doing tomorrow,’ said he.
‘Going to school,’ said I.
‘Yes,’ replied he, ‘and going to work. And I’m going voting.’
‘Really,’ said I. ‘Who are you going boating with?’
‘Nobody. I’m going by myself.’
‘Your going boating by yourself?’ I dubiously inquired. ‘What are you going to do, just go get in a boat and float?’
At this point I heard gales of laughter coming from my mom and Davey just kinda put his head down and shook it.
‘Voting,’ he said. ‘I’m going to vote!’
Click went my light bulb and I joined my mom in mirth. Gotta love those former farmer moments.