Chip puts down the laptop and removes a device from his belt. It looks like what Mum uses to check her blood sugar.
“Looks like you’re getting chipped, my son” says Uncle Claude.
In spite of everything, am I the only person who thinks it’s kind of funny that a guy named Chip is about to chip me?
“I’m not letting a total stranger mess with me! It’s supposed to be a family member!”
Suddenly Uncle Claude is looking good. It’s supposed to be a touching little birthday coming-of-age ceremony where your Dad chips you under supervision, and then everybody has ice cream and cake.
“But I’m not a total stranger” says Chip. “Don’t you remember? I lived on your street in Harbor Town. You were a tiny pain in the butt even at the age of four.”
“So you’re the original Chip off the old block?”
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