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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Good morning crew,

I offended the wife. Again. Last weekend she and her friends had a 'crafting' party. They are all a bunch of oenophiles (that's winos to you and me) and by common agreement they have been saving wine bottle corks for the last year or two with the goal of using them for some kind of arts and crafts project. And last weekend they all decided they had enough corks to finally pull something off.

I was in bed by the time she got home Saturday night, but when we got up Sunday morning she presented me with her objet d'art and asked, "What do you think?"

"Wow," I said. "Impressive. Really unique. Eye-catching."

I squinted at it from a couple of angles and turned it into the light.

"What is it?"

"What do you mean 'what is it'?" she barked. "Isn't it obvious?"

"Yeah, of course. It's, ummm, a pot-holder."

"It's not a pot-holder, you idiot, it's a pumpkin decoration! You know, for fall?"

"Oh, yeah, a pumpkin! Now I see it. But, uhhh, you know it's purple."

"It's artistic."

"Sure it is," I agreed. "And as an added bonus, if you lay it flat, like this, you could set a hot pot on it!"

I don't think she appreciated my suggestion.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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