Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Odds and Ends

1. Took the kids to Chik-fil-A after their dentist appointments. While waiting in line I pondered the fact that almost all of the restaurant's crew was ethnically white. Then I realized that the Taco Bell next door to the Chik-fil-A has an almost completely black crew. This is strange because the area we live in is very diverse; almost equally white, hispanic, and black.

I doubt either restaurant owner intentionally set out to have such a one-sided group of employees, or I at least hope they didn't set out with that motivation. Still, it made me wonder how exactly it happened that way and if the employees ever noticed it.

2. The Rationalist was talking about having to pick an inventor or scientist for a research project. He's picked Thomas Edison. After talking about some of the things he invented, I tried to explain to them that before Edison if a person wanted to hear music, they had to either go and listen to a concert or band somewhere, or learn how to play music themselves. There was no such thing as being able to listen to music by oneself, at any moment of one's own choosing. Even I was given pause as I thought about that. The Intuitve said in a creepy voice,"So now we can hear dead people's voices!" When I asked him what he meant, he explained that we can hear musicians who lived and recorded music a long time ago, even though they are no longer alive. It's true....we have a level of communication with the "dead". These are the kinds of comments that have earned my youngest child the label of The Intuitive.

3. While the kids played inside tubular gymnasium, The Rationalist semi-flirted--at least as much as an almost-ten-year-old can flirt--with a girl of about thirteen. At one point in their "game" he simply shook his head and said knowingly, "Gosh....teenage girls these days."

He cracks me up.


DH said...

*lol* I _should_ have left work early and met you guys there. :o)

Anonymous said...

I'd say buckle your seatbelt because the teenage dating years can be (are?) bumpy. ;-) Oh, what fun you'll have.