He only saw his nephew once a year. They tried to
make it good. This time he took Will to the zoo.
Inside the gate, they made their first stop at the
monkey exhibit. A woman stood next to a plaque
that named the animals inside. He pointed to her.
He said, “Female. Caucasian.” A little further on he
pointed at a boy and called out, “Adolescent male!”
At the snack bar he gave a nod to the people in front
of them in line. He whispered, “Mating couple,
likely from the lower portion of the Korean
Peninsula.” When a woman bent over to tie her
shoe, he held his hand in front of Will. He said,
“Hold on. It looks like she is going to present
herself.” A docent heard this talk. She asked, “Do
you want me to call security?”