Conversation overheard at lunchtime last week- slightly condensed for ease of read.
"So, those horses I pass on the drive here, what kind are they?"
"Those are Clydesdales. In fact, you'll often see Amish people at the farm buying them. They get their horses from that guy but they don't like it that he cuts their tails."
"Oh, my dog has had her tail cut."
Me: Yea, but the horse tails grow back.
"My dog's tail didn't grow back, how can that be?"
I was so dumbfounded, I had no reply.
I told Mr. Sophanne about it and he said, "It's like someone cutting your hair versus someone cutting off your head."
This would be a lot funnier if it had been a conversation that took place between first graders and not between a special ed and a gifted teacher.