Noises Off

I was awoken this morning at 5:30 by two men talking outside my window. I don’t know what they were talking about, but the sound was amplified in the courtyard and was loud enough to wake me. It made me think of the stage direction “Noises off” which […]

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Fish Pictures

I just read a dating site profile of a man who chose to illustrate his page with two pictures showing him holding a dead fish. Think about it, guys. If there were to be a sexual connotation to this, what would that be? Exactly. I’m pretty sure men […]

Oh, that’s too bad

It wasn’t until the third phone call that he said “I have a confession to make. I’m older than I said in my profile.” “By how much?” I asked. “Eight years. I’m 79. Did you tell the truth about your age?” “Yes, I did.” “Oh, that’s too bad,” […]

Sounding Proper

“You are more proper than I’m used to,” he said. “It’s probably the accent.” I was completely surprised. We had just spent over an hour chatting about our lives, children, houses, jobs, travel, and so on, and I thought we had quite a lot in common. Then, out […]