High up at Grant’s Tomb.

22 Mar

At Grant’s Tomb: “Union soldiers were given a large quantity of opiates in their mess kits to handle both the stress and pain of war.”

Wills (12-year old from the UK): “What are opiates?

“Opiate-derivatives like heroin, morphine and opiate synthetics like oxycodone are used as powerful analgesics and anesthetics.”

Wills: You’re suspiciously conversant.

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4 Responses to “High up at Grant’s Tomb.”

  1. vivaldi rage't March 24, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    young see clearly through the most smoked glass.

  2. NC Coot March 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Like little barometers.

  3. Joe Pineda March 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    Little punks! What is it about British kids that makes them so smarmy and sarcastic anyway? It’s like arguing with rosey-cheeked old men. God. And a lot of people think they’re adorable.

    • NC Coot March 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

      They’re very quick, I’ll give them that. And their dialect allows them a lot of latitude.

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