Descriptions

[Doorbell rings at 845pm on a dark blustery night.  Richard turns on light and answers.]

Giggling 6 year old girl with runny nose: “Have you seen, um, a black hat with grey mittens?”

Richard [looking around]: “What?  No.  But you shouldn’t be out alone at night looking for some guy wearing a hat.  [Puts on shoes]. How about we walk together till you get home?”

[Walking down sidewalk]

Girl: “Do you know my black hat with grey mittens?”

Richard [pausing]:  “Are you saying ‘black cat with grey mittens’?”

Girl [wiping nose on sleeve]: “You’re silly!”