(And it takes 3-5 business days to arrive. The flags, I mean. Friendship probably takes longer and you can’t get it shipped overnight.)
Alessandro thinks I’m weird because I’ve been buying an inordinate amount of American flags on Amazon.com. I need more friends that understand where I’m coming from. This is a conversation he and I had last night:
Alessandro: “But six giant flags is too many.”
me: “There’s no such thing as being ‘too‘ patriotic.”
Alessandro: “Throwing away $70 on nylon flags is too patriotic.”
me: “It sounds like you’re trying to put a price on freedom.”
Alessandro: “No, I’m putting a price on flags. That we don’t need.”
me: “But what if one touches the ground? We’d have to burn it and then you’ll be glad we have 5 more on backup.”
Alessandro: “We don’t actually HAVE to burn them if they touch the ground. Who’s going to enforce that law?”
me: “I assume the Secret Flag Police. Or Captain America because he just won’t stand for that type of behavior.”
Alessandro: “… So you just want to tie the flag around your neck and run around with a cape then?”
He is not wrong.
I’ve also decided that I need someone to hang out with so I’m looking for a cat. If anyone in the Pennsylvania area has kittens (or flags), please let me know. Gracias.