On Friday, a teacher at CIT confiscated a student's water pistol -
yeah Canberra Institute of Technology, not the local primary school but I guess
intolerant teachers crop up anywhere. Anyhow, by circuitous means
the offending item passed into the possession of Brat
"It's pneumatic," she enthused, "pump it up and hose 'em down at twenty
metres. I'll load it with some pink vegetable dye and squirt the
Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos when they chew our trees. Give the birdwatchers
something to talk about, they'll be seeing Major Mitchell hybrids and aberrant
"Not a good idea," I growled."
"Then why are you smiling?" the artful brat asked.
"Get outta here before I thump you," I said. And so she scarpered.