"Mom," said David in between bites at the dinner table, "Do you know who Bill Gates is?"
"Um, yes, David I believe I do." I said before passing the salad to my right. "Do YOU know who Bill Gates is?"
He gave me this roll of the eyes as if he'd been talking to the man earlier that day, discussing possible mergers and acquisitions over a fierce game of Stratego.
"Yea I know who Bill Gates is," he said in this disgusted 10 year-old voice. "He invented Windex and microscopes."
"What?" I said, choking on my spaghetti.
"Windex. You know. Windex??" he paused while I blinked. "Microscopes??"
"Hold on there, I think you mean 'Windows' and 'Microsoft'?" I said, holding down the laughter.
"Nope. Windex. Bill Gates invented Windex. Stas said so."
Stas is David's best friend who is an expert on the subject of Mr. Gates. And glass cleaners.
Apparently windows were around LONG before Mr. Gates' time--any fool knows that.
And while you're pondering the mysteries of the male mind (which apparently knows everything) listen to this:
I never get tired of this song.
Don't try to find a connection between Windex, microscopes and this ballad, there is none, I just like it and have been listening to it this week. I don't even think there's a connection to Microsoft, though it's possible they're involved somehow. They're everywhere.
Sponsored by Starlooks Boutique for high-quality, made in the USA clothing for children.