So today I’m sitting at the computer, working on something in Photoshop, when Sunny sits down next to me.
“Whatcha doing?” She asks.
“Just working on another design.” I reply.
She just sits and watches the screen for a few minutes. Despite the fact that Sunny is incredibly intelligent, and can master anything she sets her mind to, she has this childlike habit where anything she doesn’t understand is like magic to her. She’ll sit and goggle at my computer prowess, never seeming to understand that I could show her how to do exactly what I’m doing in less than 15 minutes.
In other words, she’s sitting there, fascinated by my rudimentary Photoshop magics.
Then suddenly, out of the blue…
“That looks like a chicken.”
“Huh?” I reply, scanning my design for anything remotely poultry like.
“That thing there…” she insists, “It looks like a chicken.”
“What does?” I ask, completely lost now.
“That thing!” She points at the screen.
I maneuver the cursor to the area I think she’s talking about.
“That?” I ask.
“No, the thing you’re moving around.”
Suddenly I realize she thinks the polygonal lasso tool looks like a chicken.
“You’re weird.” I say and go back to my work. She goes quiet for a few minutes then, inexplicably, starts giggling.
“What is it now?” I ask.
“It DOES look like a chicken!” She says, her voice filled with glee. “Look, it even moves a long for a bit, then it stops like it’s pecking, then moves a little bit more. It’s a CHICKEN!”
“Can you go away now?” I ask. “You’re scaring me a little bit.”
In case you’re wondering, that’s what the picture at the top of this post is. It’s a picture of Photoshop’s polygonal lasso tool.
Does anyone else think it’s even remotely chicken-like? Or should I just go ahead and call the men in the white coats?