The other day I was running some errands during lunch and I happened upon Daniel, who was also out and about. He told me he wanted to slip into a small clothing store nearby to get some shorts and since I don't let him do things alone, I went with him.

I've mentioned before and I'll say it again: Daniel is a giant human being. I can't believe they haven't studied him for science yet. Science is totally missing an opportunity here.

While this is very convenient for me because it means we can store stuff up really high in the apartment and I never have to be the one to retrieve it or put it away, it's usually really inconvenient for him. This is particularly so when he has to buy clothes and, worse, shoes.

This world was not made for Mr. Daniel.

So you can only imagine what joy filled his soul when he found a rack of bathing suit shorts that were long enough to cover his four-foot-long femurs.

Daniel: What about these ones?

Eli: What about them?

Daniel: Do you like them?

Eli: Sure. They actually look like they might be long enough for you.

Daniel: But do you think they look professional enough?

Eli: Um . . . I seriously don't think you need to worry about looking professional at the beach.

Daniel: No, not for the beach. For the office. Do you think they look professional enough for the office?

Eli: You know that's a bathing suit, right?

Daniel: I know. So, professional enough?

Eli: Daniel, I can't believe . . . you know, actually, I think they DO look professional enough.

Daniel: Like "business casual" or "casual Friday" professional.

Eli: Well they're dark and the material looks nice. I think you could wear those on a non-Friday work day.

Daniel: Great.

Eli: Daniel, have we been living on a tropical island for too long?


~It Just Gets Stranger