Confusion leads to a calm response to violence
|My parents were talking about a gathering of Jugglers the other day.
I pretended not to notice, but I hoped I would get to go.
The day finally arrived and I went along since they forgot to get a babysitter again.
My mom and dad both put on black and white panda makeup before we got in the car.
We got to the place and I didn’t see anyone juggling.
Tons of people were wearing panda face makeup.
Everyone kept laughing when I asked where the jugglers were.
They also laughed when I asked to get my face painted.
We stopped at a food truck and got food.
While we were eating some people got really loud and then I heard two loud bangs.
Lots of people ran around screaming.
I helped myself to all of the burgers and milkshakes I could stand.
My parents came back and took me to the car.
On the way home my mom asked if I was ok.
I told her my stomach hurt from all the food.
She asked if I understood what happened.
I nodded and told her “ I was kind of expecting it. When I saw you and dad dress up with panda makeup I googled pandas and read the first suggested page. It said something about pandas ending with the phrase: Eats shoots and leaves.”