Military Alda Softens Hearts
“Congratulations,” she said. “You’ve all made the choir. And I just know this is going to be our greatest year ever.”
“You’re not really that mad at me, are you?” she asked them. The men thought about it.
“No,” one of them said. She smiled in relief. “We could never stay really mad at you.”
They really weren’t very mad men after all. It was just a name.
“Sorry, which doctor?” Tim asked. “I’m afraid I didn’t catch the name.”
“Me,” one of the doctors said, extending his hand. “Doctor Bennington. I’m the doctor you were looking for.”
“Oh, terrific,” Tim said. “Solved that mystery, I guessed.”
They both laughed, not because it was a particularly funny joke, but because they were just getting to know each other, and wanted to make the other person feel comfortable and relaxed.
The Good Wife
“One more thing,” he said. “I’ve got to call C –”
“I want ahead and did that for you while you were in the shower,” his wife said. “You seemed really busy and stressed out, so I thought I would take that off your list of things to do.”
“Wow,” he said. “What a good wife.”
She really was a good wife.
“Oh, I think you must be looking for Babylon 4,” she said. “This is Babylon 5.”
“Oh, you’re right,” he said. “Sorry to bother you.”
“No trouble at all,” she said. “Good luck.”
“Well, it’s mostly dead wood,” he said.
“Is that bad?” he asked anxiously.
“Not if you’re trying to build the biggest bonfire this town has ever seen,” he said, which they were.
It was the biggest bonfire that town had ever seen.
“Would you call it sea blue?” he asked. “I’d call it more of an NYPD blue.”
“I guess I can see it that way,” he said. “Sure, it’s a little bit of both.”
Either way, they decided to buy it.
Friday Night Lights
“Don’t be fooled by the name,” Tami said. “The lights come on every night, as long as you use the light switch.”
“There are three kinds of wire. There’s what you have, which is garbage – and you can see where that’s gotten you. There’s bronze, which is pretty good, unless something goes wrong. And something always goes wrong. Then, there’s copper, which is the only wire I use. It costs money. It costs money because it saves money.” He sure knew a lot about wire, which was good, for an electrician.
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.