or: Where I Got My Tendency Toward Distraction
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Dad: My allergies are awful today.
C: Have you tried the neti pot?
Dad: The what?
C: The neti pot!
Dad: What is that?
C: It’s spelled N-E-T-I. Have you heard of it?
Dad: Oh yeah, I’ve heard of that. What do you do with it, burn incense?
C: (laughing) No, you fill it with saline water and then pour the water through your nostrils.
Dad: If you lie down when you do it, it’s called waterboarding.