‘You just don’t know how to read’

imageI went to the hospital today for the removal of the stitches on my face. While waiting for the doctor, I overheard the conversation of a boy who’s about five years old and a woman* accompanying him.

Boy: (reading a signage) E A M C D O H E Y E C E N… what’s the next one, after N?

Woman: T.

Boy: I can’t read it. I have poor eyesight.

Woman: No, you just don’t know how to read.

* I didn’t want to assume that they’re mother and son.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s