I was travelling on a long flight and thought the time would pass faster if I had a chat to the person sitting next to me. However, the person sitting next to me was a young girl, about four or five years old.
“Hello there,” I said. “I wondered if you’d be interested in chatting to make this flight go faster.”
“Sure thing,” said the little girl. “What do you want to talk about?”
“Well, why don’t we talk about the state of the Australian economy?” I said, feeling a bit smart.
She looks at me out of the corner of her eye, puts down her crayon and says, “All right. Before we begin, can I ask you a question?”
I tell her to go right ahead.
She said, “When a horsey does a poop it comes out in long tubes and yet when a sheep does a poop it comes out in little pellets and yet when a cow does a poop it comes out flat and round. Why is that?”
I look at her, then said, “That’s actually a very good question. I have no idea.”
She then said, “Well how do you expect me to talk about Australia’s economy when you don’t know shit?”