Saturday, August 16, 2008
my daughter was grounded last nite because she overlooked a chore she had been entrusted to complete. the wife disallowed her from watching TV "till tomorrow". somehow the girl didn't look too upset & as she dutifully went to her room.
as a nocturnal ritual, i watched the late nite news before going to bed. just as the news concluded at 12.30am, the girl came out from her room & said she wanted to watch the repeat telecast of the olympics on astro. the exchange was brief :
me : i thought your mother said you can't watch tv?
daughter : yeah, but she said i can't watch till tomorrow & now is tomorrow already.
she got a point. she literally took the wife's words at face value & argued her way out.
i see a cunning trait developing here.........& red lights are flashing.
**image : solar eclipse on 11 July 1991 viewed from Baja, California**