Since English people love to crowd together for some mysterious and infuriating reason, I get to overhear about a zillion things everyday as people get all up in my space. Sometimes what I overhear is so cute though that I'm actually glad I got crowded.
I was sitting next to a family in the park the other day waiting for Marc to finish his half marathon (!), which he did, but I didn't see him go by even though I was watching like a hawk and we spent two hours worrying about each other because he couldn't find me, and I thought he was having a heart attack along the racetrack somewhere. But anyway that's not the topic of this post. I was sitting next to a little family while they waited for their dad to run in. A 12-ish year old boy was picking on his 7-ish year old brother and their mom finally said, "now stop it you two!"
And the 7 year old cried in desperation (English accent), "but all I want is my spot of revenge! Just a spot of revenge and I never get it!" And he collapsed on the ground under the crippling weight of the unfairness of life. And I got out my notebook and wrote down exactly what he said before I forgot.