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We were gossiping and snarking about something unrelated to teh mous when we noticed Princess Atta wandering around the entrance to the Mission Tortilla building. We suspected that her "handler" had gotten hungry and ditched her to get some fresh free tortillas, because she seemed to be looking for someone and was alone. This somewhat conserned us because it's amazing the stuff that can happen to a big-head character without a yellow vested collage student in a Santa hat to protect them.
We kept an eye on her as she walked down and into the crowd without anybody with her. I'd like to think that, in the spirit of community, we watched this because we were ready to leap to her aid should anything untoward occur. But that might be a bit optimistic, possibly we might have been hoping for a little schadenfreude. Maybe some of both.
She waved at little kids when they pointed at her and took some pictures with some families. Then a small group of teens came walking along, one of the kids (a boy in a plain black t-shirt with a surprisingly un-emo haircut) stopped and stared at Atta.
Atta waved at him.
He screamed in alarm and threw his hands in the air. Running away, or rather jogging, he began to yell,
"AHHHH! GIANT PURPLE ANTS! IT'S THEM! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! AHHHHHH HAHAHAHAAAAA!"
You really have to respect a kid who knows his history.