Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Friday, March 18, 2011

People who know me will understand.
A few middle-aged couples are chatting at a dinner party when one husband, Harry, starts talking enthusiastically about a new restaurant he has just visited with his wife. What's its name, demands a friend. Harry looks blank. There is an awkward pause. "What are those good-smelling flowers with thorns called again?" he eventually asks. A rose, he is told. "Yes that's it," Harry announces before turning to his wife. "Rose, what's that restaurant we went to the other night?"

1 comment:

Oldfool said...

Ah yes, you know me. She says "You never listen to a thing I say" or something like that.