Mary Katherine, Jazzergirl, and I were in the bodega. Jazzergirl and I were discussing V-8 and mustard when...
Mary Katherine: "Ouch! I touched this...food...and it bit me!"
Me: "What did you touch?"
Me: "Nopales? You're surprised you got stuck by nopales?"
MK: "What are they?" (As she's looking at the spines sticking out of her palm)
MK, showing us the spines: "I was going to take them out, but I wanted to show you."
It is important here to note that I am just a quirky city girl of average intelligence. I rely on MK to be smarter than me. Maybe it's an unfair burden, but apparently, that's her lot in life. Having said that, I am worried that she didn't recognize the cactus - it is so very...cactus-y.
It has been determined that Mary Katherine has PTSD, which explains a lot, but not everything. The rest of it can be explained in MK's own words, "I am cloudy in the head." I think she is insane in the membrane.