Tuesday, December 02, 2003

My outside voice

Strikes again.

Date/Time: Monday, December 1, 2003, 7:15 PM
Location: Fellowship Hall of local Southern Baptist Church
Event: Dinner for Tarrant Association of Multi Media something-or-others (AKA Church Librarians)

The handbell choir had been recruited to ring as entertainment for said event. (All four Aardvarks are bell ringers - if we don't show up, you've got a SERIOUS problem...) In return for performing at said event, we were served dinner (chicken cordon bleu, long grain rice, broccoli w/cheese sauce, roll and cheesecake) along with the TAMM folks.

Let's pick up the scene where the Aardvarks are just being seated with their food and beverages. LittleA and the Eldest Aardvark Child (EAC) are a little ahead of the others.

EAC (to Father): "Would you like me to go see if there is any 'pink stuff' for your tea?"

LittleA: "Why, yes. That would be nice."

Husband of Bell Choir Member #1: "Oh, there's no need. I grabbed a handful. Here have some of mine."

LittleA: "Thanks."

Enter Mrs. Aardvark carrying her glass of iced tea...

Bell Choir Member #1: "Would you like some 'pink stuff' for your tea?"

Mrs. Aardvark: "No, thank you. I drink mine straight-up."

LittleA (speaking without thinking, his normal SOP): "That's not straight-up. It has ice in it ...

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not that I know anything about that sort of thing..."

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