It’s amazing what a person hears, just pausing on a private patio.
I stepped away for a few moments, grabbing a quick sandwich and settling into a shady spot outdoors to enjoy a quiet summer break.
Just then, a couple of boys rode by at full tilt on their bicycles. Glancing through the hedgerow, I guessed they must have been six or seven years old.
“Race ya!” the first one shouted.
“Ha!” the other answered.
“You’re a fat rat!”
“Well, be sure to check us out at Fat Rat Dot Com.”
I almost fell out of my chair. And I’m pretty sure the real winner of that exchange wasn’t the faster biker.
Boy on Bicycle by Werner100359
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