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Do the right thing

Watch­ing a movie re­cently, I couldn’t hear the di­a­logue over the chat­ter of the two women in front of me. Un­able to bear it any longer, I tapped one of them on the shoul­der. “Ex­cuse me,” I said. “I can’t hear.” “I should hope not,” she an­swered. “This is a pri­vate con­ver­sa­tion.”

Trill is gone

“What is that sound?” a woman vis­it­ing our na­ture cen­ter asked. “It’s the frogs trilling for a mate,” Patti, the nat­u­ral­ist, ex­plained. “We have a pair in the science room. But they’ve been to­gether for so long, they no longer sing to each other.” The woman nod­ded sym­pa­thet­i­cally. “The trill is gone.”

First 10 hard­est

When a woman in my of­fice re­cently be­came en­gaged, a col­league of­fered her some ad­vice. “The first ten years are the hard­est,” she said. “How long have you been mar­ried?” I asked. “Ten years,” she replied.

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