A toddler in a glorious tiger onesie sat motionless at the top of the not-too-slippery slide. Gripping the sides before launching himself down, he surveyed his world with satisfaction. 

What a metaphor! I thought. What a thought for the day! 

Then I calmed down. Perhaps not everyone wants to dress up as a tiger. I snarled softly, almost to myself, and padded on.