Vegan friends, please turn away…
Heading in to Gymnastics with Isabella (she’s 8)…
Then, out of nowhere:
Iz: Daddy, how many types of stalkers are there?
Me: Um… Wait, what? You mean, like celery stalks.
Iz: No. Like people who follow you and know everything about you.
Me: I… Uh… (Damn Hollywood!) Don’t know what to sa…..
Iz: Then, there are the people who stack food and stuff at the grocery store.
Me (breathing a sigh of relief): Oh… STOCKERS! Not Stalkers! Stockers. 2nd Grade English. Too funny!
Iz: Shouldn’t the grocery store people really be called Stackers? Because, that’s what they do.
Me: Well, Darling. Stuff that is ready to go on a shelf is called “stock.” So, people who put things on the shelf are called stockers. They keep everything neat and clean on the aisles.
Me: And, the cows that become beef for our hamburgers are called LiveStock.
Iz: So, shouldn’t they be called DeadStock? Because, they are dead. And, we eat them and all. How does that happen?
Me: Um… You were talking about Stalkers.