"Board meeting?" one of them asked me. I laughed.
"No, I think the mama gull is weaning the kids," I said.
"Oh, that's so sad!" said the first woman. "I can't watch this."
"It's not sad," said the second woman. "She's just cutting the apron strings, that's all. She's telling the kids okay, no more free ride, now you gotta go out and work for your own food."
"You can probably tell which of us has two kids in college," the first woman said to me.
"I wouldn't have been saying this after the first left," her friend replied, and they both laughed.
Meanwhile the seagulls kept keening and keening and keening.