Friday, July 11, 2008

Chapter 5, Page 24 A very cool ship.

Just how annoying can one 13-year-old be?

This actually happened to me, and I was a lot more annoying over a longer span of time than is shone here. I just didn't think that the joke was worth stretching it out for a full page.

And I didn't get why the tour guide suggested that until after Dad explained it to me. ~.~;


Nathaniel said...

Annoying... by asking lots of questions? That's your job, as a child and as a tourist. And it's the guide's job to answer questions. The guide should be happy to see enthusiasm. I have no sympathy for a tour guide who gets annoyed by too many questions.

Nathaniel said...

P.S. How do they keep the fancy stuff from breaking?

Brigid said...

That's what I thought at the time, too. But then I was also the only one of the group doing any talking. Well, Dad did make a comment when I asked why there would be a warning bell in a place where a bell couldn't be heard. Something like, 'It's regulations.' The tour guide actually made a joke after that.

And I don't recall how they keep the fancy stuff from breaking.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...


I do see your point, and agree. However, a sense of justice prompts me to recall two points:

Brigid shares with me an unusual capacity to ask questions: many questions; complex questions; lengthy questions.

The tour guide was, as I recall, friendly throughout. I think the implied threat of trying out the cleaning rig was intended as a jest.