Last month, Random Knowledge Boy and I took a weekend vacation to the beach to visit some of his relatives. During the visit, of coruse, we went to the beach. Our first beach outing was tons of fun, and included walking along the beach (which was a mere 5 minute walk from his relatives' house!), collecting pieces of sand dollars (we think we collected about $3.50 worth) and swimming around in the wonderfully refreshing ocean water. (Fortunately no sharks got us!)
The next day, we decided to go to the beach again. Since we had been out and about that day, we decided to go to the public beach that was closer to where we were at the time. Now, the public beach was a little more crowded, a little more dirty, and oddly enough, the ocean was a little more rough. But Random Knowledge Boy and I didn't mind! It was the beach, after all. And a little bit of rough waves never hurt anyone, right?
After I was knocked completely over by a couple waves, and Random Knowledge Boy's swim trunks were momentarily pulled down by a rough wave, we moved a little further out in hopes that we could avoid the rough waves and just wade around a bit. This was fine for all of five minutes, after which a humongous wave crashed down on top of us, taking Random Knowledge Boy's glasses right off!
And in that split second that we were not able to locate the glasses in the water below us, the ocean sucked the tide back out and then hit us with another wave. We both quickly tried to get out of the water (I fell quite a few times trying to get my balance!), and then climbed back onto the beach.
We sat in our little beach chairs, covered in gravel and sand from being knocked down so many times, staring back at the ocean. What was there to say? The ocean had just confiscated a pair of expensive, essential eyewear. Needless to say, that put a damper on the overall mood. (Fortunately, Random Knowledge Boy had packed a pair of contact lenses. There's no telling how dampened the mood would have gotten if I were going to have to drive all the way back to our home city.)
After a few minutes of silence, staring at the ocean, Random Knowledge Boy spoke up.
"I guess the ocean said yes."*
"Yes, it did. Even though we said no!"
*Referencing YuGiOh! The Abridged Series. :) Pretty funny stuff!