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Party Talk

“Not the Marilyn Monroe?”

“I beg your pardon?”

“You know, the one who died.”

“How could I be her if she’s dead.”

“Ah, yes. I see what you mean.”

“In any case, do I look like the Marilyn Monroe?”

“Well, now that you mention it, no.”

“So that was a pretty stupid thing to say, wasn’t it?”

“I’m not really very good at small talk. I don’t get invited to parties very often, so I don’t get much practice. Well, I’ll say cheerio then and move on. You know, mingle.”

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“So, I see you’ve met Marilyn. Saw you talking to her just now. Lovely girl.”

“Yes, but she’s not the Marilyn Monroe, you know.”

“Isn’t she? Why is that then?”

“Well, the Marilyn Monroe’s dead.”

“I see what you mean. By the way, I don’t think we’ve met, have we?”

“No. Let me introduce myself. My name is Clark Gable.”

“Not … ”

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