When someone asks you a question that you don’t know the answer to, you are faced with three options: tell them that you don’t know, pretend like you did not hear them, or make something up. I know that we all choose the third option on occasion, either for entertainment value or because we don’t want to admit that we don’t know it all. Do any of you (especially you parents out there) have good "explanations" that you have given when you don’t know how to answer a question?
When I was in grade school, my classmate Allen was dared to run into the girls’ restroom. Allen came out of the restroom with a confused look on his face. "Why does the girls’ restroom have a metal box on the wall?" he asked. I explained to Allen that the teachers like the girls better, so they installed a candy machine in our restroom. Allen spent the rest of the day complaining that the boys didn’t get a candy machine in their restroom too.