Monday, May 29, 2006

ice cream

On tour bus from Akasa Lake to Tokyo.

Mom: [to me] Why is it that you didn't buy any ice cream today?

Dad: You must be out of money. Are you?

Me: Well, yes, I can't find a Japanese ATM that accepts American cards. But that's not the reason.

Dad: [scoffing]

Me: Is it that unusual that I didn't buy ice cream today?

Both parents: [in unison] Yes.

Me: Fine, then wasn't yesterday unusual too, in that I ate only ONE ice cream?