Overheard on the train, yesterday

“What’s funny is that our cat-sitter is Russian.”

Yes. That is funny. It would take a scientist several months to work out exactly why and how it is funny, but the important thing here is that you are absolutely right about the comedy value of a Russian cat-sitter. First of all, you have a regular cat-sitter. Second of all, the fact that they are Russian is a seemingly unimportant detail that you felt it necessary to state. Third, the fact that yout hink it’s funny for some reason is, in and of itself, rather funny.

Overheard on the train, yesterday

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