• Book,  Hiking,  Story

    Kein Witz Auf Mich

    (No Joke On Me) “Burrrp!”  “You know, we don’t do that where I’m from,” says Halfway, with a fixed expression.  Although there are four other hikers at the shelter picnic table, she addresses her statement to me. “Oh, okay, but that wasn’t me,” I say slightly defensive. “But, why? Everyone burps,” I add. “We don’t do that. It’s not right, it’s rude,” she says. I can tell that the belch has wound her up fairly tight. Still, since she’s rarely in such a mood, I find it quite amusing. So, of course I prod on. Some may say that I’m aggravating the situation, but I prefer to think of it…