Monday, June 20, 2011
Overheard in the Gao household last week
1. Pepsi is a cheap knock-off that must be punished
Audrey hates Pepsi. HATES it. She told me this yesterday in the car. I never knew.
She doesn't hate the taste of it. She hates it because Pepsi copied Coke's idea. Coke had a great product and Pepsi "came along and copied it and is just trying to make money".
And we all know how altruistic Coca-Cola is.
2. Ashes to ashes
The other night at dinner Grant told us his friend's grandpa died in a house fire. It wasn't smoke inhalation, he burned to death. The rest of the meal was eerily quiet - unusual for the Gao family - as we all thought about the poor grandpa's painful demise.
Audrey was dubious and decided to investigate Grant's story a little further. She interviewed the friend yesterday after school.
Turns out his grandpa died in his sleep of cancer and the cremation was last week.
You can see where the confusion comes from. If you were an eight-year-old boy who was fascinated with fire and uninterested in details.
And Audrey's Big-Sister-Know-It-All crown rests firmly atop her head.