Unintended setup lines are the best.Posted: November 13, 2012
This evening I dined at a fine fast-food restaurant. Behind the counter were a young high-school girl and boy. The girl began to chide the fellow for his messy hair.
“I can’t help it,” he replied. “I overslept and could only take a quick shower. I didn’t blow-dry it.”
“Don’t you have a comb?” she asked incredulously.
“No,” he scoffed. “I’m a guy. I don’t own a comb.”
“Gross,” she said as she rolled her eyes. “Look, I’ll buy you a comb.”
This is when my comedy powers became activated. I leaned across the counter toward the two of them and asked the young man, “If she does buy you a comb – you know what you should tell her?”
“Uh, no…” he replied. “What should I tell her?”
“Tell her,” I said…
“‘Thanks, I’ll never part with it!'”
Ladies, gents, Dave Letterman is right. There is no “off” position on the genius switch.