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?”