Saturday, April 27, 2013

Purpose of an Acorn

The following is the transcript of a brief random conversation that took place late at night in our kitchen on 2013 April 13th Saturday:
  • Father is at the kitchen sink cleaning the coffee pot.
  • Son enters kitchen.
  • Son:  I don't get it.
  • Father (without turning around):  What is the purpose of an acorn?
  • Son:  To become a tree.
  • Father:  And what is the purpose of a tree?
  • Son:  To make more acorns.
  • Father:  Now you got it.
  • Silent pause; Father continues cleaning coffee pot.
  • Son:  Cool, ... I guess.
  • Son leaves kitchen.

The Oak (Marshall Ward) Fig 2