The scene: With family. People’s stuff and toiletries are scattered about the room.
My sister moved some things on a table and knocked a tube of toothpaste on the floor. She heard the noise but couldn’t see what fell.
I said, “the toothpaste fell.”
She didn’t hear and asked, “what?”
The moment of a lifetime arrived. The skies opened up. I’m that big into puns, I saw an opportunity since the first I’d heard this pun in my childhood. I answered
“‘The toothpaste fell’ I said, crestfallen.“
It’s not a PhD in physics or changing global culture to embrace sustainability, but yes, I consider it a life achievement.
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