"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Monday, November 23, 2009

Not That Funny At All

Looking deep into the bathroom mirror, she wondered what exactly he saw in her---what he really saw? Sure, there was the physical attraction that Richard obviously felt for her, for example that time at Tommy’s, when he couldn’t control himself and with his lips puckered , helunged at her (although, at the time, Lola had thought Richard was in desperate pursuit of her chili dog). She knew that most men were attracted to her, some almost uncontrollably attracted; they were always trying to get her into bed. But Richard, despite all his failed pranks (e.g. the giant rooster outfit he had worn on their first date) and silly blunders (see the above referenced chili dog episode), was different than other men. He really seemed to like her... like her for who she really was. Still peering into the mirror, as if she had discovered some tiny, almost undetectable flaw in the retina of one of her sea-blue eyes, she paused for a moment, thinking, You know, the funny thing about Richard is, that for a comedian, he’s not funny at all.

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