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.