August 15th, 2003

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Dialogue

I went to drop off my suit at the dry cleaner's today (I have a memorial service to go to on Sunday and, true to form, put off getting the suit cleaned until the last minute). The following dialogue transpired at the dry cleaner's place:

Counter guy: OK, it will be ready on Tuesday.

Me: Oh ... Tuesday? It's not possible to get it back Saturday sometime?

Counter guy: No. [Here he gave an explanation of why which I omit.] Although ... it could be ready for Monday if you need it then. Should I put you down for Monday or Tuesday?

Me: Neither is of any use to me.

Counter guy: OK, I'll put you down for Tuesday then.