Fooling the scales

foolingscalesMum: What are you doing?

Son: [Squatting on the bathroom scales] I’m trying to be heavier.

Mum: That won’t work – you need to be carrying a big pile of heavy books, or some suitcases.

Son: Or a cherry!

Mum: I don’t think a cherry will be heavy enough to make a difference.

Son: I know – a big thorn bush!

Mum: That would be a bit prickly to hold.

Son: You could hold it by the stalk at the end?

Mum: I suppose, but it would still be a bit awkward.

Son: Maybe I could hold a big dinosaur then?

Mum: If you can find one.

Son: Oh yes, because they all got killed…

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