Ulterior Motives

It’s important to remember when kids ask you a strange question, they have a very specific reason for said question.

Today, the Midget asked “Do ninjas have real jobs?”

I probed that a bit further, and came to realize he wanted to know if “ninja” is a real job. In other words, do people still make a living as ninjas.

When I told him no more ninjas, he was rather disappointed. “Did you want to be a ninja?” I asked.

“No, not really.” And then he ran off to play with his brother.

Ten minutes later we cracked open his folder from school. Turns out Friday is Occupation Day in his class, and he has to dress like someone in a given profession, such as a doctor or construction worker.

Little butthead just wanted an excuse to wear his Halloween ninja outfit to school!

I’m tempted to let him, just to screw with his teacher’s head. Besides, this guy seems to make a living off ninjutsu. Close enough, yeah?

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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  1. Noah L says:

    I say let him :P.