Raise your hand if you know which one of us stole from the local campus store yesterday.
I wasn't out of the car - so if you guessed me? Nope.
Pooldad was pumping gas - so if you guessed him? Nope.
Squirrel was at band - so if you guessed her? Nope.
But, if your first guess was Wallene? You are a winner!
While on our roadtrip yesterday Wallene had mentioned she wished she had brought a book or something to read. Fair enough. The kid loves to read - anything - and was a bit bored during the five hour trip. [This is important to the story in a moment.]
As we were leaving Harrisonburg we stopped to get gas [$3.39 - such a bargain!]. Pooldad and Wallene went inside to pay and pick up refreshments. While Daddy stepped outside to pump gas she was still inside.
Finished, they piled in the car and we were on the road.
Twenty minutes later we heard a crinkling sound from the back seat and Wallene exclaimed "Oh! I know where THAT is!"
Dad glanced at me with a quizzical look and then asked her "What?"
She responded "The Naval Memorial in Washington, DC."
His next question was "Wallene what are you looking at?"
She replied "A map of Washington, DC."
I asked "And where, pray tell, did you get this map Wallene?"
She innocently said "You know those map displays they have in stores where you can just pick one? Well, I picked DC."
I asked her to hand me the map and after examining it I discovered that it was an huge road map and the SKU on the back indicated it cost $4.95.
Sigh. She thought it was a free display and just picked her favorite place to explore. And walked out with it!
Guess who sent off $5.20 to the corner store on campus?
With an apology.
If you guessed Skippy you would be right. :)