by Charlie London
Years ago, Laura went to an Anime Convention in Houston. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a get-together for those who love Japanese graphic novels and, generally all things Japanese.
Since it was the Saturday before Easter, Laura dressed as a white bunny and wore red contacts to complete the effect. She had a basket with plastic Easter eggs full of items to give out to the participants at the convention.
While walking to the convention in full bunny regalia, she encountered a 6 year old girl who was a bit apprehensive seeing a tall white bunny with red eyes.
The girl was with her parents and grandparents visiting downtown Houston. After mustering up her courage, the little girl asked Laura, “Are you the Easter bunny?”.
Not missing a beat, Laura replied, “Why yes I am, what is your name?” The little girl replied, “My name is Sarah”. Laura gave her one of her eggs from the basket and told Sarah, “Now you be good for your parents”
The parents were very grateful and when checking out of the hotel Laura overheard the grandmother retelling the story. She did not recognize Laura without the white bunny costume and red eyes.