Sunday, February 19, 2017

Something lighter for the weekend

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer Annie Proulx ("Brokeback Mountain") often works humorous set pieces into her stories.  Here's one from The Shipping News.

A man is moving a grandfather clock along an icy street, and it gets away from him.  He's hanging on as it slides down a hill, and he and the clock bump into an old lady, and they all fall into a snowbank.  The old lady brushes herself off and says to the guy:  "Why don't you wear a wristwatch like everybody else?"

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