Monday, November 22, 2004


Claire always showed up at parties with her four men, creating something of a sensation. Everyone tried to discover what was going on behind the scenes. They pondered the notion that most men like to be in unconditional control of their ladies and wondered how it applied in this particular constellation. They asked roundabout questions, and, well, there were four men and one Claire to ask, but each of them responded with an evasiveness worthy of successful politicians. The five had obviously arranged beforehand how to counter such inquiries. One clever guest was, however, able to divine a solution to the mystery. He excused himself from the party early, but did not return home. He hid in the bushes outside the house and waited. When the five left, he followed them and saw exactly what was going on. He rushed back to tell the others. They had arrived in Claire's car, and Claire did the driving.

Story #86

4 comments:

The Mushroom said...

Now appearing at a party or bar mitzvah near you:
Claire & The Four Dares

And from personal experience, it's not who gets into the car when three or more people leave together that matters -- it's who is the last one taken home, and how much later.

Indeterminacy said...

Hmmm. You would only know that, Mushroom, if you were one of the last persons in the car.

Livinia said...

I just want to know why she's wearing those boots with that outfit...

The Mushroom said...

Indie: Or I was the one driving. :) And don't forget who's taking you home and in whose arms you're gonna be, so darling, save the last dance for me.

Livinia: They were probably the only red shoes she had, even if they don't match the dress in color OR in style. She reminds me a bit of the cartoon character Daria in that way -- miniskirt and galoshes, everywhere.