Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pop quiz

The setting: a 747 just reaching cruising altitude.

Personae: me and the Mystery Woman and a flight attendant.

ACT I

Flight attendant: “Would you like something to drink? Coffee, tea, pop?"

Me: “Why do you people up north call soft drinks ‘pop’ instead of a real name?

Mystery Woman: “Why do you boys from Texas call pop “Coke?” -- and she means all kinds of pop are called Coke.

Me: “That’s urban myth. We don’t call all drinks ‘Coke.’”

MW: “Do too.”

Me: “Nuh uh” as I crossed my arms and assumed the sulking position.

MW, after stewing only a minute: “The pilot just announced we’ve reached 30,000 feet. Did your ears Coke?”

5 comments:

Escaped Waco Alive said...

That woman is really wicked.

I really like her.

don said...

you can't win, george. we men are wired delicately. mw wants none of that.

The South Plainsman said...

Smart wimmen can be a pain.

Paula said...

As Click and Clack have pondered, if a man asks a question in a forest and no one hears it, is he still wrong?

Laura Burns said...

Didn't you ever get the Coca-Cola letter for not capitalizing it in print?

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