It’s Silent Snippet Thursday over at the Soapbox and this is what I came up with. I was toying with it overnight and I may not go anywhere else with it. Alas, it’s more or less just a filler piece for this post.
I’ve seen one shark in my lifetime — on the telly above the bar where it belonged. I trusted the French explorer when he assured me that such animals “are all over zee deep blue zea.”
But if I thought my host was strange on the day I met him, in 1967, in my nice, normal tavern with my nice normal fry-up, then this was the sales pitch that sold me the car. The fact that an animal twice the size of a jumbo jet, casually swam by the futuristic sea lab in the prehistoric ocean wasn’t what bothered me. It was the fact that it was so commonplace in his life that he had gone and named the bloody thing!