"So, did you bring the kite?" he smiled.
"Sure," I said.
It was a windy day at the seaside and the seagulls were fighting over some smelly piece of fish.
"Well, let's have the time of our life then!"
His eyes were shining and, encouraged about simply everything in my life that very moment, I started unwinding the cord.
This story doesn't have a happy ending because a few hours later someone will have found a broken kite on the beach.