I was meeting my niece after a lapse of a few years.
Now in her early teens, she walks up to me and says:
‘Uncle, what’s wrong with you?’
‘Eh?’ I immediately look at my clothes to see if I spilled coffee or something.
‘You know, you have a medical condition?’
This is something else.
An incongruous twinkle in her eyes sets me wise.
‘Young lady I’m touched by your concern. But I disappoint you – I’ve never felt better than now.‘
She stands there smiling.
The penny does drop finally.
I look at her head to toe. She has grown tall!