"Pooh-sticks? What the – ?" Mike asked.
"That game English kids play. From, y'know, Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and so on."
Mike was unimpressed. "Never heard of it. So?"
"The bear and the pig watch sticks floating down river, guessing which one reaches the other side first."
Jay shrugged. "Passes the time."
Jay chose a big one floating in the water; Mike, a smaller one nearby. They reached the bank simultaneously.
"Dead heat!" Mike said, animated.
"OK, showtime," Jay said. "I'll fish them out, you fetch the body-bags."