|Artwork by Ken Kelly. No claim to ownership made.|
KID: Ugh! Jason, do you know what goblins are?
ME: *blinks* Of course I know what goblins are.
KID: Why are goblins so annoying, Jason!
ME: It's their job. They're goblins.
KID: This is nuts. What's a goblin's weakness?
ME: Being stabbed in the face.
KID: That's not really a weakness.
ME: It is, actually. You'd be surprised how many things have face-stabbing as a weakness.
AND ANOTHER CONVERSATION, JUST YESTERDAY
KID: Jason, I'm trying to think of a new question to ask you. I've asked you, like, everything already.
ME: Yes. Yes, you have. No need to think of anything else. You've already asked me everything.
KID: No, I have to think of something. I've got it! What's your favorite comic book? I've asked you who your favorite superhero is, but not your favorite comic!
ME: Right now about the only comic I read regularly is Conan.
KID: ...the talk show host?
ME: *sigh* No...the Barbarian.
KID: ...Oh. (Walks away)