This morning NOAOson came by to pick up JP and take him to the Supermarket to do the weekly shop. We do it turn and turn about. I make a list and the game is to see how many things from that list he actually buys.
After a chat and cuppa they go. Just over an hour later they are back There are traces of mirth on their faces and it is obvious they have a story to tell. NOAOson tells it, trying hard to keep a straight face and almost succeeding.
NOAOson: As we are pulling in to the parking lot dad asked me if I had heard what Churchill said to Onassis? We got out and walked to the trolleys. I said no, what did he say?
JP: Well, Onassis told Churchill that his flies were open.
JP: Wait, just a minute...I 'ave to post zees letters.
NOAOson:We are now inside the store and in the way, so as he walked back to the post box I moved to the side and looked over to him. I couldn't believe it when he moved to a man [who did look a bit like me] grabbed his arm and said something, laughed, then looked up to the man's face and backed away. He looked around the store and saw me and came over looking rather sheepish.
NOAOson: Do you know that man?
JP: No, I thought it was you.
NOAOson: Well what did you say to him?
JP: I told him the punchline: If ze bird is dead it won't fall out of ze nest!
I do wish they had found the man and asked him what he thought JP was talking about: Did he think it some kind of code for 'the fish really is fresh today?'