This is what passes for breakfast conversation in my world

It’s been a while since the last installment of “Life Tips from Tesla,” in which I share my teenage son’s unusual view of the world at large.

Last weekend Tesla and I went out for breakfast at a coffee shop we enjoy. I wanted bacon and eggs, as usual, but Tesla studied the menu to make his choice.

After a couple of silent minutes, I noticed him staring at me across the table with a look that always precedes the Release of the Snarks.

He cocked an eyebrow. “Vegetarian omelets?”

I shrugged. “Most restaurants do have them.”

“I bet they’re not even made with real vegetarians.”

Well played, my son. Well played.