The Emerald City Symphony on Tour
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 31 May 98 20:58:09 -0700
Subject: The Emerald City Symphony on Tour
[Inspired by a joke from Windell H. Oskay via Alan Garren and Joe Vinikow... -psl]
The Emerald City Symphony is on tour in Europe, traveling by train
through the Alps. In one compartment of the train there are four people:
an old, matronly harpist; a beautiful, vivacious young soprano; the haughty,
self-absorbed conductor; and a timid second-chair violist.
Suddenly the train goes through a tunnel. In the utter pitch blackness
a loud kiss is heard, followed by a loud slap. When the train exits the
tunnel, the conductor is holding the side of his face where a bright crimson
flush is already showing.
The harpist is thinking: "Ah, now that's a foolish young woman; she
should think of her career. If the Conductor stole a kiss from me I don't
think I'd hit him quite so hard!"
The soprano is thinking: "I always knew conductors were strange; he'd
rather kiss that old bag of a harpist than me!"
The conductor is thinking: "Now that's a lucky violist, he steals a kiss
and I get slapped. I guess she just wishes it had been me."
And the violist is thinking: "This is great. The next time the train
goes through a tunnel I can make another kissing noise and slap that damn
© 1998 Peter Langston