It rained today, he had a streak for frying pans

It rained today, though only enough to be annoying. I refused to take one this morning, hoping that it would be alright. So when it did rain, I perched my hiking backpack over and on my head as a barrier to at least keep my head dry. Feeling pretty good at having beaten the odds by cheating, I headed for the school gate. My shirt still got wet though. Walking out the towards the bus stop, I passed some third graders from my school. They were going home too. An umbrella hung over two of them, though unable to cater for all 7 of them. Held over one of the student’s heads was an honest to god frying pan. I looked, and kept looking as I followed them down towards the intersection. The group of students said hello to me at the crossing as we waited. Innovative thinking indeed. Such a pity that when he goes to work for a big company, he may loose this streak of ingenuity, this flair to be different. I nodded back, said with a smile his fry pan was good. I really hope the student doesn’t loose his knack for improvisation.

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2 Responses

  1. Not to nitpick, but the word is “lose” (verb, to be defeated or to misplace something) and not “loose” (adjective, opposite of “tight”).

    Then again, if you typed this on a mobile phone; it’s understandable how you could have accidentally pressed the “o” key too hard… it happens.

    • Thanks for that, MT. If Superman’s weakness is Kryptonite, then mine would be the spelling of ‘loose’ when I mean ‘lose’. Damn phonemics.

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