My son is currently taking a Gap Year before going to Exeter University in September. He's a bright lad - he won a scholarship at 13 so we could almost say gifted. But that's in maths.
At the moment he's earning some money for his next lot of travels by working for a Silver Service Agency in London and taking the opportunity to stay with his Grandmother. The other day the agency called him to say he had a job in Hyde Park on Friday night and to be there at whatever time. They told him fairly precisely what the job was but, being H and being young, he didn't really take it all in.
Before he went out Granny asked him where the job was and what it was for. This, with a little (but not much) license was his reply:
"Some bloke from South Africa is celebrating his 90th birthday in Hyde Park. There's a pop concert too - wish I could do that for my birthday."
Well, of course, Granny, being 81 and slightly more worldly wise, realised immediately what the occasion was and although time was short thought a quick lesson on the history of Nelson Mandela would be appropriate!