I pull into my drive and am accosted by a 9 year old. "Mimi!" she shrieks. She is very loud. "Mimi! Can you guess what I'm going to be for Hallowe'en?"
I guess. A princess? "No! Guess again."
A witch? "No! Guess again!"
A dog? Clearly this is going to be a long conversation.
Give me a clue. "Okay, it is blue."
I know! A smurf!
Complete confusion covers her face. "What's a smurf?" Note picture on left.
Well give me another clue. "It's blue. And it's fast. Mimi! You KNOW what it is!" But sadly I do not know. Superman? Is he blue? He is fast.
But of course I can't land on the right character. Finally she looks at me in disgust. "Blue. Fast. Haven't you ever heard of Sonic Hedgehog?"
Shaking her head in disbelief she walks away.
Come by for candy! I call to her, bleakly...standing there in the distant past, in smurf-land.