Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hobson's Choice

A snippet from last evening's dinner conversation.

Frankie: "Mom, would you rather be killed by a pride of lions or an army of ants?"

Trillian: "Is there any chance of escape?" I've played this game before. I have to set the ground rules.

F: "None."

T: "Ok, then I'd have to go with the lions. It would be over faster."

F: "What if they were really old, decrepit lions with dull teeth?"

T: "It would still be faster than a bunch of ants."

F: "What if they were piranha-like ants..."


At 3:16 PM, Blogger sxKitten said...

I think you're still better off with the lions - they usually suffocate their prey, and dull teeth wouldn't slow that down significantly. Even piranha-like ants would have little, tiny mouths so there'd be a lot of biting to suffer through.

What a delightfuly, um, creative son you have!

At 8:37 AM, Blogger Trillian said...

Mmmm hmmm. Creative is the term we prefer to use as well.

At 12:44 PM, Blogger sxKitten said...

We've got one of those, too, although he hasn't reached the morbid-fascination-with-gruesome-death stage. I know it's coming, though.

At 7:58 PM, Blogger ana_be_good said..., you have to love em

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Carmi said...

I'd rather be challenged by an outside-the-box thinker than bored by a paint-within-the-lines kid. Catatonic vs. creative...I know which side of the fence we - and our children - are on.

Yours too. Good on ya!

At 11:13 PM, Blogger Rich Rosenthal II said...

Hmm priannah ants. This may be the made scientist I've been waiting for the genius who will creat the flying monkeys.

Or maybe just a child being a child. I prefer mad scientist waiting to happen.

At 1:45 AM, Blogger Wheelson said...

You might want to keep an eye on Google searches made from your computer for "piranha-like ants home delivered".

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Trillian said...

Rich - actually Frankie has his own plot to take over the world. I'm a bit worried, as it appears to involve credit card fraud.

It will be interesting to see the clash of you two great Titans some day in the future.

At 8:31 PM, Blogger Rich Rosenthal II said...

He's younger and already working on credit card fraud. He will easily topple my ruthless regime.

I'll need pirranah ant spies.

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