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First World Problems

"Do you want a cutie with your pizza rolls and cookies?" I asked Elf.

"I want an apple!" he told me.

"I wan it apple!" Woodjie chimed in.

"Well, I only have one apple," I told them.  "Here.  You can have the apple, Elf.  I'm just going to chop this slice off for Woodjie."

"Aaaahhh!  I hate it when that happens!  And you always take a big slice out of my apple!"

"You're right, Elf," I consoled him.  "I'm sure the children of the Sudan are weeping for you..."

"No, they're not," he said matter-of-factly.  "I'm just weeping for myself."


  1. ha ha ha...

    But, starving kids of Sudan?
    What happened to all the staving children in China my Mother used to tell me about?

    1. Those kids own your great-great-great grandkids now. Loans and all... :)

  2. My mum was generous, she included starving children all over the world, no singling out a particular country. I like the idea of pizza rolls.

    1. That's so funny that you remember that!

  3. Others came to tell you about their deep understanding of the need in the world. I, on the other hand, came to tell you that I can relate to weeping for myself [grin].


    1. I know you're really sad for him, right? :)

  4. have the best stories with those kids!!!

    1. Thanks! I also have a really cute kid who posed for this picture! :)

  5. Who knew that math could be soooo entertaining?


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