Friday, February 24, 2012

Anecdote of the Day: What Day Is This?

So, as I was walking out of the library yesterday afternoon, a young couple stopped me.

"Excuse me," the young man said. "But could you tell me what day this is?"

I had other things on my mind and only half-listened to him.

"It's the 23rd," I answered.

The girl chuckled, and the young man shot her a glance before turning back to me.

"No, I'm sorry," he said. "But I need to know what day it is."

"Oh," I said. "It's, um, Thursday."

The young man nodded.

"So yesterday was Wednesday?" he asked.

"That's right," I told him.

"And tomorrow's Friday," the young man continued.

"Yeah," I replied, starting to get a little annoyed.

"Thank you," the young man said. Then he turned to the girl with him. "You owe me a quarter," he told her. She chuckled again, and handed one over.

They moved past me into the library, and I continued on my way.

Now I wonder: what, exactly, were they betting on?

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