You ever have those moments where you just look at an object and your brain supplies a random question or probably-disconcerting “idea”?
Well while walking by the desk this morning I saw this bottle of Purell hand sanitizer and – mind you, I’d had two small cups of coffee by this point – the following exchange took place.
Me: “….do you think Purell is flammable?”
Mom: “Well, it’s made with alcohol so…”
Me: *unable to stop a grin, thinking of several creative experiments I will probably never actually do*
Mom: “…no. Whatever it is, no.” *starts giggling* “You stop- no, stop thinking about it!”
Me: “Did I say anything? I didn’t say anything!”
Mom: “You didn’t have to!”
*I hadn’t actually been planning anything nefarious, but now I had to keep going for the heck of it*
Me: “I’m just curious!” *unconvincing look of sincerity inevitably ruined by laughter* “Asking questions is how you learn things!”
Mom: “Aaghh! You’re your father’s daughter!”
*Presumably my dad comes up with disconcerting hypothetical questions like this when I’m not home*
Moral of the story, whatever you’re asking about, if you grin like Aizawa Shouta while you say it, people are probably going to be Suspicious.
But hey, if I get really curious I can always write down some hypotheses and find a controlled environment to experiment in. That way I can say it’s for science.