Pete tried to convince the police that he wasn’t insane. He told them how the park’s big fiberglass swan’s eyes followed him. The cops all laughed except the old sergeant, who asked, “Does he wink at you too?” Pete said no, so they locked him up.
“Does he wink at you too?” Pete went over this question a thousand times. “Does he wink at you as well as staring?” “Does he wink at you like he winks at me?” Which did he mean?
Three days later they let Pete go. Someone took a chainsaw to the swan. He was free.