Mark (talking about his bonsai): "...and I have a waiting list for the aspen -- (suddenly unlocks the sliding door to the deck) Curse you squirrel! Get away from my plants!"
John: "Hmm. Maybe I can ask around for what the Japanese word for squirrel is, and we can make a kami shrine to appease them."
Mark: "We don't need a shrine. We just need to give The Child a quarter every time he shoots one with his water gun."
John (nearly dropping his tea): "But -- I thought 'we don't shoot animals with our squirt-guns.'"
Mark: "I thought we had an agreement with the animals."
John wonders if he'll have to put on a low-cut dress and start singing into a wishing well....