Sunday, December 7, 2008
Foot In Mouth
Meet Terry Fox. He became famous for the Marathon of Hope, a cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer research, which Fox ran with one prosthetic leg. He is considered one of Canada's greatest heroes of the 20th century.
Yesterday, Rama and I went to the annual office kids' Christmas party. We were joined at our table by my colleagues. One of the desserts was a Gingerbread Man Cookie.
Rama breaks off the leg.
Rama: Look! This is Terry Fox!
Stunned silence at the table. Followed by gales of laughter. And nervous mumbles about political correctness.
It wasn't over.
Rama, breaking off the arm: Oh, I took his arm, too.
Posted by P at 10:28 a.m.