I Gave Gabriel Gudding A Little CounterDidi Menedez
I gave Gabriel Gudding a little counter. He said, "thank you very much" then took it home and built a bigger kitchen. I gave Gabriel Gudding a little counter and introduced them at the corner of West Grove Street and Elm Avenue. "Nice to meet you" said Gabriel Gudding. "I am Gabe." "What is your name?" And the little counter replied, "Fred." Then Gabriel Gudding asked Fred "How many geese have passed by since noon?" Gabriel Gudding asked this question out of politeness more-so than to test the accuracy of Fred. Fred replied, "250 as of noon today. To be exact since 12:15:05 Eastern Standard Time." Gabriel Gudding then asked Fred, "How tall are you exactly?" Gabriel Gudding was being polite again because even Gabriel Gudding could tell how tall Fred was. Our man, Gabe knew the best way to start a conversation with a complete stranger was to get them to talk about themselves first. Fred replied "three feet two to be exact 38 inches." As Gabe and Fred (old friends by now) walked home, Fred counted how many steps it took to walk from West Grove Street to East Grove Street and how many red cars raced by and how many stop lights they stopped at and how many coffee shops had a sale on café au lait and how many women had long hair and how many women had short hair and how many women had no hair and how many women left the coffee shop with a cafe au lait in hand and how many men wore a tie and how many men wore a tee shirt and how many men had a mustache and how many men needed a shave and how many children skipped by and how many children tugged on their mother?s sleeve and pointed at Fred who was half the size of Gabe as they walked home from West Grove Street to East Grove Street. I gave Gabriel Gudding a little counter and placed it on his web page. He thanked me very much and now every morning he logs into his computer and knows exactly how many people passed by.
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