Maureen: I made this one especially for Dad.
Andrew (14): Why Dad?
Maureen: Because Dad LOVES lentils. He is its number one fan.
Nicholas (10): I can’t say I agree with him.
Tim: Why don’t you agree with me?
Nicholas: Don’t you remember that time we had lentils on New Year’s Day?
Tim: Yes. We try to do that every year. It’s supposed to bring us good luck for the year.
Nicholas: Yes, well, I didn’t like them then, and I don’t like them now.
Maureen: But then you’ll NEVER have good luck for the year!
Nicholas: I don’t care. I don’t like them. Never have, never will.
Maureen: OK. How about everybody else?
Andrew: Meh. I like the sausages. I like the lentils, but I don’t love them.
Tim: I love it all, but especially the lentils.
Maureen: Which is exactly why this is dinner tonight.