Posted 21 February 2009 in Strange Conversations by Catriona
Nick attempts to balance a mop handle against a verandah railing only slightly thicker than the handle itself:
ME (after watching fifteen attempts): Why don’t you turn the handle so the thick side is resting against the railing instead of the thin side?
ME: You are clever.
(Short pause while we watch the mop inevitably slide off and crash down the steps)
NICK: Thanks a lot, Treena!
ME: What did I do?
NICK: You spoke.