3 purple lies

willis and the chicken, by Dan

Willis and I went grocery shopping.  The lineups at the tills were long and with people all around us, Willis was waiting patiently and looking in our cart.  He looks up and asks me:

“Daddy.  I think that chicken is dead”

Everyone around us looks.  I know Willis hasn’t been the sensitive type thus far regarding animals dying but I’m not sure where this is going.  “Willis, I think you are right”.

“I think maybe he ran into a wall”

Willis is referring to a dead bird we saw at the zoo that morning that had ran into a window.  “No Willis, I think the chicken farmer killed that chicken so that we can eat it”.

“Where did his head go Daddy?”

A few people around us are trying not to laugh.  “That’s how they kill the chickens Will.  They chop of their heads”.

“It looks like it used to be a pig”

I’m not sure where this one came from, then realize “Willis, they pull off all the feathers so that we don’t have to eat them”.

“I’m going to eat the legs first”

Well that was that, the line started moving again and the cashier gave Willis an orange crayon for being a good kid


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