Mr3 has always been fond of the letter L. He doesn’t know much about it, beyond the fact that it is the first letter in his name and the first letter of the word ‘lawnmower’. Two of his favourite things covered off by one handy letter. What’s not to love?
He is an enthusiastic participant in Fam Fibro’s regular games of ‘I Spy’, despite displaying singular disinterest in the other 25 letters of the alphabet. We tried again on Sunday. Mr6 went first, his ‘P’ standing not for ‘post’ but for ‘pole’. Then it was Mr3’s turn.
Mr3: “I spy with my little eye something beginning with…. L”
The rest of us: “Lawnmower!” (Note: this is always the right answer, whether there is a lawnmower within 500km or not.)
Mr3: “No!” The triumph was clear in his voice.
TROU: “Um. No? Are you sure?”
Mr3: “It’s definitely not Lawnmower.”
TROU: “Hmmm. Lights? Lawn? Ladder?”
Mr3 (huge grin): “No! No! No!”
The Builder: “Give us a clue.”
Mr3: “It’s yellow and it has spots.”
TROU (looking at each other, bewildered): “Um.”
TB: “I know! Leopard.”
Mr6: “There are no leopards on this road. There are no leopards in Australia, except in zoos.”
Mr3: “It’s not leopard, anyway.”
TB: “What is it then? What, other than a leopard, starts with L, is yellow and has spots.”
Mr3: “A fence! AH-HA-HA! I was just joking you.”
Just when you think you’ve got them all figured out…