Monday, December 11, 2006

Conversation with Solicitor

Tonight I got a solicitation phone call.

Hero: Hello?
Villain: May I speak to the lady of the house?
Hero: We don’t have one of those.
Villain: Well, then may I speak to the man of the house?
Hero (offendedly): We CERTAINLY don’t have one of those!
Villain: Then are you the adult of the house?
Hero (pausing): Maybe.

Villain decides this part of the conversation is going nowhere productive, so opts to go into canned spiel, which deals with television and ratings. Hero lets Villain run for a bit, then when Villain pauses for breath, Hero strikes.

Hero: None of us here watch TV.
Villain (realizing this is a lost cause): Thank you for your time

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