The Short Stories of the Adventurous Alexander Kanin
Adventure is nothing more than a ham sandwich to eight-year-old, Alexander Kanin. In other words, he eats it for breakfast. This is to say, he’s so adventurous that he eats lunch for breakfast, and never thinks twice about it. Whether it’s wrestling with snakes in the backyard, or climbing the highest of trees in the nearby forest, he’s got four times the bravado of an adult.
One day, as per the usual, Alexander awoke in search of more adventure, for his thirst for such could never be quenched. After quickly scanning the pages of his favorite adventure novels for inspiration, it was settled. He would rent a car. So, he packed his backpack with the essentials: a sling shot for protection, a ham sandwich for breakfast, and compass he received from his deceased grandfather engraved with the words, “if you lose your way, you’ve found adventure.” He couldn’t quite figure that quote out, but it was sweet nonetheless.
His trek to the local Enterprise Rent-a-Car was fairly void of adventure, which disappointed Alexander. He walked a long side the road two miles, passing a slew of mini-malls and gas stations until finally, he reached his destination. Opening the door with a glean in his eye, he informed the young salesman he would like to rent a medium sized sedan for the day. The salesman smiled, chuckled for a quick second, and said, “no way.”