The four of us, Spring
, her two kids, The Older and The
Younger and myself, were walking through the local Wal★Mart Supercenter
; rather, Spring
was walking and I was pushing a kid-laden shopping cart. The Older was
riding in the main basket while The Younger was laying down on the bottom
shelf of the cart.
Turning the corner in the grocery section, I see an arm shoot out and snatch
a rubber chicken off the floor.
A rubber chicken.
Leave it to a kid to find a rubber chicken lying on the floor.
Immediately both kids start barraging Spring with pleas to keep it. Can we
keep it? We promise to share. We won't break it. We'll take care of it!
Can we? Huh? Huh? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?
The final answer came down. The cashier didn't know if Wal★Mart even
sold the rubber chicken we found. And Spring wasn't about to search the
And thus we left behind the rubber chicken … the Rubber Chicken of
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