headline for my little cousin – Obama Makes First Comments On Missing Plane.
She: Oh, who cares? Maybe he was busy. He has to do lots!
Me: Whoah there, what’s with all the nonsense? You OK?
She: Obama missed a flight and he’s in trouble – look… [finally clicking on link]
She: Oh fuck.
Me: Yeah. Sorry, little lady. ‘Missing’ as in… it’s not just Barack Obama who ‘misses’ that plane.
She: Oh… no… [starting to cry]
Me: Let’s step away from the current affairs. Easy now.
She: Please don’t tell Dad I swore.