Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for August 03, 2008
Petey: All the pool chairs had crud on them this time. Mom: Then why didn't you get in the pool, Petey? Petey: Chlorine makes my skin shrink. Mom: Oh, jeez, Petey> Alice, Don't drag your towel. Boy: Hello, Peter. Petey: Mom! It's the kid who's even weirder than me! Mom: Why don't you introduce your little friend? Petey: He's, um - Boy: Ernesto Lacuna, Mrs. Otterloop. Delighted to meet you! Mom: Would you like to join us for dinner, Ernesto? Five bean salad and hot dogs? Boy: Alas, I have a food allergy that manifests itself as a mild form of lycanthropy, so I must decline. Another time perhaps? Petey: You could see him too? I thought he might be imaginary. Mom: he's much too polite to be imaginary. ALICE! Stop dragging your towel! Alice: Boy, none of my imaginary friends wear two sweaters at the same time.