M.G. and I were watching a bit of a cooking show yesterday and they were working on a Thanksgiving turkey recipe.
M.G.: How do they make raw turkey?
Me: They roast it in the oven.
M.G.: No, how do they get the raw turkey to look like that.
Me: (Starting to play dumb.) That is how a raw turkey looks, they bought it at the store like that.
M.G.: No, how does the store make the raw turkey look like that?
Me: What do you mean? Without feathers?
M.G.: No, where does raw turkey come from?
Me: We buy it from the store.
M.G.: Where does the store get it?
Me: (gulp) They kill a turkey, remove its head, and take off its feathers.
M.G.: Do they do that for chicken?
Me: Yes, and turkey, goose, duck... birds like that.
M.G.: But, how do they kill it?
Me (or Papa, he was helping out by this point): They cut off its head.
M.G.: (after thinking for a while) If they do that for a goose, how do they keep the goose from biting them?
Papa: When they cut off the goose's head he can't bite anymore.
Me: He dies.
M.G.: But before that, when they grab him would he bite?
Me: They have a lot of practice, but perhaps they do get bitten the first few times.
Commercial break and the conversation moves on to other things.