I have always loved stories and speaking with so many people in the course of even a week has me hearing stories from people of all ages. As a speaker, I was trained (way back when) to always have a speech or anecdote within easy reach, in my pocket. This one fits perfectly. And when I had this brief encounter, it reminded me of the importance of telling stories and hearing tall tales. (Kudos to you, ‘Grandpa’!)
5yo Girl: Can you make me a shark?
Me: Sure! Have you ever seen a real shark?
Girl: No, but I saw a shark’s tooth!
Me: Wow! Where did you see a shark’s tooth?
Girl: It’s my grandpa’s. He told me he pulled it right out of a shark’s mouth!
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