F: Daddy, look! I found a smoker!
D: A smoker?
F (pointing to a cigarette butt in the tan bark on the playground): A smoker!
D: That’s called a cigarette butt, Fisher.
C (smiling): A butt?
D: Yes, it’s a silly name, but that’s what it is.
F: That’s bad, right, Daddy? A smoker shouldn’t be on a playground because smokers just make people die.
C: Why is a cigur butt called a butt, Daddy?
D: Fisher, don’t touch that! It’s called a cigarette butt. Whenever something is just the bottom part or base part of the whole thing…
C (smiling): It’s called the butt?
D: Well, yes, it’s called the butt.
F: Daddy, this smoker has…
D (turning to see him holding it): Fisher, drop that!
F: But, Daddy, it has little brown things inside it.
D: That’s dirty, Fisher. Drop it right now!
C: Yuck, somebody’s mouth was on that butt.
D (eyeing the two women behind Cory, who although they had been speaking only German, are smiling): Yes, it’s dirty, Fisher. Now, I said now. Drop that.
F (speaking with someone else’s attitude): Okay, *Daddy*! So, so, you just want that smoker to be on a playground and I don’t.
D: Fisher, it’s not your job to clean the tan bark with your bare…
F (dropping it): So, you just want the playground to be dirty and I don’t. That’s right, Daddy? You just want this playground to be dirty with smokers that er, eh, uh make people die. And I don’t. Right?
D: Someone will come along and clean it up with a tool so they don’t have to touch it.
F (with the voice of a delinquent mocking a cop): Oh, so, you just want that smoker to be there all day and I don’t, right?
D: It is someone’s job to…
F: But, you just want kids to get germs, er, eh, uh from that smoker, and I don’t.
D: Okay, Fisher.
F: I see, Daddy. You just want a dirty smoker to be…
Daddy gets up and uses a leaf to dispose of the “smoker” just to end the conversation.
C: Fisher, you touched that dirty butt. You have germs on you because someone’s mouth was on that dirty butt.
D: Guys, let’s move on.
The German women keep smiling.