Par For The Course

They were boiling all morning, so I wasn’t surprised when she lost it. As usual it was about nothing. He’d forgotten the tickets and had to buy new ones. Big deal. It was only like twenty bucks.

But of course she acted like he’d committed some big crime, and after a couple of swipes back and forth they were red-faced and hissing scorn at each other, old insults and outrages flying. Par for the course, museum or not.

I got out before they started seriously yelling. I stood by the pond and watched the carp calmly swimming around, envying them.

 

Friday Fictioneers

13 thoughts on “Par For The Course

  1. You tell that story very well. I wonder what lay behind the foolish behaviour of the parents? Watching the carp sounds like the best response the child could make.

Whatever.