Our local paper runs a popular column called “10 Questions” that spotlights people who live in our community.
In addition to the usual inquiries about occupation and age, people are asked questions that give a snapshot look of their personalities.
Recently, one woman was asked, “What’s the strangest thing you ever bought?”
She answered, “Dog toothpaste.”
The next question was, “What is the most common thing people say to you?”
Her answer was, “Where did you get such white teeth?”
An English teacher at
A student asked, “What’s the matter, Mrs. Sheridan?”
“Tense,” she replied, describing her emotional state.
After a slight pause the student tried again … “What was the matter? What has been the matter? What might have been the matter? … ???”
A Little Late
The orthopedic surgeon I work for was moving to a new office, and his staff was helping transport many of the items. I sat the display skeleton in the front of my car, his bony arm across the back of my seat. I hadn’t considered the drive across town. At one traffic light, the stares of the people in the car beside me became obvious, and I looked across and explained, “I’m delivering him to my doctor’s office.” The other driver leaned out of his window. “I hate to tell you, lady,” he said, “but I think it’s too late!”