Josh is Confusing


Josh often speaks to me in metaphor, so it took me a minute to figure this one out.
Me: Josh, do you like my new pants?
Josh: When I eat an apple, I never use a knife.
After sitting quietly for a good five minutes, pondering what this could possibly mean, I realized that his mind was elsewhere. He was talking about the lunch I packed for him, which included an apple, a small container of dipping caramel, and a knife with which to cut his apple. He apparently didn’t want the knife.
But wait, what did he think of my new pants? Later that day I asked again and he simply said, “If you had an eyepatch, you’d look like a pirate.” Maybe later I will ask him if he likes pirates.