On Friday, I was listening to the radio – 97.7 HTZ FM – with my 5-year-old son in the back seat and after Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns “n” Roses finished, the DJ (do we still call them that?) begun telling a story.
Kristy Knight, the DJ’s name, started telling a story about a tragedy at the Niagara Zoo this past weekend where, she said on air, “some douche bag broke into the zoo and with a pellet or BB gun shot and killed a bunch of animals”.
Having turned down the radio so my son won’t hear about “killing”, I immediately heard this from him in the back seat…
“Yes son”, I replied.
“What is a douche bag?”
“She said, feed bag, son”, I quickly responded with.
“Oh, ok… Why did they kill all those animals, daddy?”
“The feed bag must have been for the animals… Remember buddy, some foods we eat are animals which must be killed so we can eat them. I’m sure that is what she was talking about.”
“Oh, ok. But daddy… how could the food kill the animals? How did a cucumber kill an animal?”
“Hey, look, buddy. We’re almost home!!!”
Distracted he drops the topic.
Note to self: Remember that kids listen to the radio too. Now I’m stuck listening to stations like Boom 97.3 only as I cannot trust the other stations… Damn.
Last thing I need is for him to go to school on Monday and remember the words douche and bag… Then again, knowing my son, it would figure.