I was waiting for the bus yesterday and an old (possibly crazy) man turned to me and asked, “What’s wrong with your arm? Where’d you get those rashes?”
I looked down at my left arm and replied that we had been having a mosquito problem in our house and the welts were all in various stages of the healing process.
He pressed on. “Why do you have all those mosquitoes in your house?”
“Well,” I began, “it turns out there is a plant in our room with a plastic tray underneath it collecting water. It hadn’t been changed in weeks and a little science project formed. A little pond you might say. It took us WEEKS to figure this out, but we did and now the mosquitoes are gone.”
Man: “You should have a banana split.”
Man: “You should treat yourself to a banana split for figuring that out.”
Man: “We always get down on ourselves and remember all the stupid things we’ve done. Every once in a while we figure something out and do something brilliant but we don’t usually remember it. If you have a banana split you won’t forget.”