Flipper Flopper / by Courtney Mehlhaff

One of my sister's friends was telling her once how much she loves dolphins. She mentioned that she'd be going on vacation soon, and that one of her dreams was to swim with these playful creatures.

My sister, fresh off seeing a couple documentaries, warned her friend away from this activity. "Don't support those places. They mistreat the animals and sometimes have to give the poor things anti-anxiety meds because they're so stressed out."

Her friend considered this for a moment. Then she said, "Wow. That does not make me want to swim with dolphins . . ."

My sister breathed a premature sigh of relief.

". . . ANY LESS!"