[image: Ricki thinking "I did it myself...]
I was supposed to pick up Ricki’s new eyeglasses yesterday morning, but they were not ready. Having gotten up early to walk, I took a good nap in the afternoon, and overslept a bit. I woke up about an hour before I needed to leave for a meeting I was attending in the evening. As I got up, Ricki came to my room (she is always careful NOT to WAKE me…). She enthusiastically informed me that the “eyeglasses store” had called to inform us that Ricki’s glasses had arrived.
-“Umm, Ricki, I really don’t think that I have time to get them now.”
Pause. I could see on her face that she REALLY wanted the glasses today. She needs them. But Ricki, after only about a half-second said “So I’ll go by myself to get them!”
And why not? Ricki has an excellent sense of direction, and having been at the store twice, I had few doubts that she could locate it. And the purchase had been paid for already.
So I warned her to cross the street with someone (after all, she WASN’T wearing her glasses), and to return straight away. And she did.