8/18/2017

Circles and Squares

Story Sent in by Leesa:

At the end of a pretty decent date with Jeff, he handed me a copy of Dante's Inferno. He said, "I give this to all my dates. You'll find out why soon enough."

I thanked him although I was a little confused. When I brought it home I discovered that it was in Italian. I don't speak or read Italian and when he called me the next day to ask if I had read it yet, I told him that I didn't know Italian but perhaps he could recommend a good English translation.

His response was to scream into the phone and then hang up. I've kept the book as a souvenir from that whole weird experience.

5 comments:

  1. Original Italian is the only way to read Dante, obviously.

    Not sure what this guy was expecting to happen, but I think he might have needed an attitude adjustment.

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    1. Totally thought you meant this kind of Attitude Adjustment.

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    2. To be fair, that is a much more convincing attitude adjustment. And afterwards, you'd need a chiropractic adjustment.

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    3. Hey! Lower middle class white kids from the Mideast got whacked with the spoon, too!

      Was my mom doing the cultural appropriation thing when she hit us with a spoon? The 80's were hard.

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  2. Why can't you people just say, "I'm sorry, I'm just not feeling it."

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