As I started to grip the doorknob but before I actually touched it, I heard my father say from the den, "And don't go to the mall!" I stopped dead. I had just had a thought in my head and less than a second later my father had known what I was thinking about.
I wasn't upset about the mall. I could take it or leave it. It was just a thought of something to do. I was more freaked out about what my father said. "I just decided I wanted to go to the mall while I was walking to the door. How in the world did you know I was thinking that? I didn't even know I was going to do that."
"Because I used to be you."
I guess that's why I'm Joe Jr.