- Ships in the night- A cautionary tale in English
- 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."
interested in Martha?"
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
couldn't be a little pregnant, could she?"
- "Say what? You
think that Martha and me...."
- "Martha and
- "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...."
don't," Roger said. "If anyone's at fault here, it's me!"
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