This afternoon, I was sitting with two little boys busy chomping on chips. Let’s call them A, who’s in Upper KG and B, who’s in 1st standard.
I ask them – So, are you two best friends?
A asks B with an expression of utter disbelief – We are? We are best friends?
B nods and answers confidently – Yes, we are.
Then I ask – So who’s your best friend at school?
After some debate, A says- C is my best friend at school. (C is A’s classmate)
He turns to B – C is your best friend also, no?
But B is lost in his chips and does not answer.
A persists – C is your best friend also in school, right?
B agrees rather thoughtfully – Yes, he is my best friend.
He pauses for a minute, and then asks – Have I seen C?