Lois Lowry's Blog
Cleaning the pantry/cross-examination
DA: And so, Ms. Lowry, it appears that at some time in the distant past, you bought two pounds of cornmeal.
DA: And that, at a later time, in fact during a later year, you bought another two pounds of cornmeal, even though you had never opened the first?
LL: Uh, yes.
DA: And then, last year, a third two pounds?
LL: I guess so. But—
DA: And quite recently, it appears, at Trader Joe's, a box of cornbread mix? Why was that?
LL: (mumbles) Impulse item.
DA: I see. And now, turning to the raisins. . .and golden raisins . . . and currents . . . and, what is this? Jumbo raisins? . . .
LL: (brightens): Indian pudding! I was going to make Indian pudding!
DA (sarcastically): Or perhaps rice pudding? Because I'm looking at the rice now. Is there a difference between Arborio rice, Sushi rice, brown rice, wild rice. . .
LL: (begins to weep)
Judge: Let's take a short recess so that the witness can compose herself.