Fun_People Archive
11 May
Editor's Nightmare

Date: Wed, 11 May 94 13:04:36 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: Editor's Nightmare

Forwarded-by: elshaw@MIT.EDU (Libby Shaw)
From: last week's New York Times.

                   SHIPS IN THE NIGHT
                    by Lawrence Bush

                                                        ACCORD, N.Y.
I had only just arrived at the club when I bumped into Roger.  After
we had exchanged a few pleasantries, he lowered his voice and asked,
"What do you think of Martha and I as a potential twosome?"

"That," I replied, "would be a mistake.  Martha and me is more like it."

"You're interested in Martha?"

"I'm interested in clear communication."

"Fair enough," he agreed.  "May the best man win."  Then he sighed.  
"Here I thought we had a clear path to becoming a very unique couple."

"You couldn't be a very unique couple, Roger."

"Oh?  And why is that?"

"Martha couldn't be a little pregnant, could she?"

"Say what?  You think that Martha and me..."

"Martha and I."

"Oh."  Roger blushed and set down his drink.  "Gee, I didn't know."

"Of course you didn't," I assured him.  "Most people don't."

"I feel very badly about this."

"You shouldn't say that:  I feel bad..."

"Please, don't," Roger said.  "If anyone's at fault here, it's me!"

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []