Happy Birthday, Shannon! This (true) story is for you.
“Hi Shannon, guess where I was this weekend?” I am on the phone with my 6-year-old niece.
“At the cottage?” She loves our cottage.
“Yep. I had a party. A bunch of my girl friends were there.”
“Did you catch any fish?”
Crap. I forgot about her fishing fascination. Think, Kerry, think. You are a lawyer. Answer truthfully and move on.
“Nope. But we swam and played games and-“
“Weren’t they biting?” Shannon sounds skeptical.
Double crap. Think, think. Your job is to spin answers to tough questions.
“Nope, they weren’t biting.” Technically true: we weren’t giving them anything to bite.
In for the Kill
“Well, did you even try?” Her indignation is palpable.
The witness caves.
“No, we didn’t. We didn’t fish.”
Oh my goodness! So sweet! Happy Birthday, Shannon! 🙂
The pic of her wearing the life vest while standing on the dock holding the fish looks so much like you when you were little!