by Roderick T. Long
[1976-ish, around age 12, Idaho Falls ID or Scottsdale AZ.]
SHE: Put the words apple and tree together and what do you get?
SHE: No no no, you get pineapple. Pine is a tree. Pine-apple. Pineapple. Get it?
HE: Look, I really have to finish this report before 7:00.
SHE: Just answer me this. Do you get it?
SHE: Do you think its funny?
HE: Yes, its a riot.
SHE: Then why dont you laugh?
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