BOOTS AND ALL

Hung Lo, email

ALFRED and Esme are senior citizens, and Alfred has always wanted an expensive pair of cowboy boots. One day he sees a fantastic pair on sale, so he buys them and wears them home. There he asks his wife: “Esme, notice anything different about me?”

“No,” says Esme, puzzled. “You’re wearing the same shirt you wore yesterday, and the same pants. What’s different?”

So Alfred goes into the bedroom, undresses, and comes out wearing only his new boots.

“Now do you notice anything different?” he asks Esme.

“Come on Alfred,” Esme replies. “It’s hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday and will be hanging down again tomorrow.”

Alfred angrily yells: “And do you know why it’s hanging down? It’s looking at my new boots!”

To which his wife replies: “You should have bought a hat, then!”