Contains asterisks and rudeness. Children and the delicate read no further.
Out riding on the Coker this evening, I went past a group of a dozen or so kids who simply laughed exaggeratedly, intending to convey derision, but actually conveying a lack of imagination or manners.
One of them suddenly strang a sentence together and said, ‘Are you going to the circus?’
I was tempted to say, ‘But I’ve only just got to the zoo,’ but I decided it was too subtle, and just a bit risky as I’d be back soon. So I said, ‘Look, I’ll be back in 10 minutes. See if you can come up with something I’ve not heard before.’
As I rode off, one fulfilled the letter if not the spirit of the challenge by shouting, ‘Does your granny suck your nob?’
Bluffing, I replied, ‘Nope, I’ve heard that one. try again.’
10 minutes later on my return trip, I was sternly looking their way and they were all engrossed in looking away from me. Apparently 10 minutes’ brain storming had failed to produce a humorous gem, .
Then as I rode away, one said, just loud enough for me to hear, ‘Tw*t!’ As I’d heard that one before too, I think I won.
And for those worried about my granny, she doesn’t. :0)