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?