Note to Dad (Richard): the following is NOT for publication in the Family News.
I have to tell one on Eli now. He asked to go grocery shopping with me this week, so he could "learn from the sensei." He's getting his own apartment next year and that means supplying the food for himself. I guess I forgot how much I hate shopping with others, especially for groceries. So, off we went Friday morning. As soon as we got in the store, I was feeling very testy, for whatever reason. A lady who was ordering too much pastrami was really pissing me off, and then she and her daughter were clogging up every aisle I went down with their bodies and shopping cart. I tried to skip an aisle to get ahead of her, but she kept getting in my way. Finally, the following exchange came:
Eli: How can you live like this?
Me: You mean all cranky and bitchy?
Eli: Yeah, and you let some random person ruin your shopping experience.
I guess all Eli learned from the sensei was never to go shopping with the Sensei.