A Mom visits her son for dinner who lives with a girl roommate. During the course of
the meal, his mother couldn't help but notice how pretty his roommate was. She had
long been suspicious of a relationship between the two, and this had only made her
Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder
if there was more between him and his roommate than met the eye. Reading his
mom's thoughts, his son volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking, but I assure
you, we are just roommates."
About a week later, his roommate came to him saying, “Ever since your mother came
to dinner, I've been unable to find the silver plate. You don't suppose she took it, do you?"
He said ,"Well, I doubt it, but I'll email her, just to be sure." He sat down and wrote:
I'm not saying that you ‘did' take the silver plate from my house, I'm not saying that
you ‘did not' take the silver plate But the fact remains that it has been missing ever
since you were here for dinner.
Several days later, he received an email from his Mother which read:
I'm not saying that you ‘do' sleep with your roommate, and I'm not saying that you ‘do
not' sleep with her. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she
would have found the silver plate by now, under her pillow…
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