austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
austin_dern
austin_dern

It's a tonic, tried and true

I got onto the elevator and picked storey seven; the couple that entered with me hit eight. On the third floor the elevator stopped, and a second pair came in; they hit the button for five. (The most boring floor, by the way; there's no accounting for taste.)

On five, the first couple -- the ones who'd hit the button for eight -- got off, and the second stayed on with me. At the seventh floor I got off, leaving the second couple to go up to eight.

Somehow, I have the strange feeling somebody was putting me on.

Trivia: Italic lettering was introduced to northern Europe by Gerardus Mercator, creator of the Mercator map. Source: Maps and Civilization: Cartography in Culture and Society, Norman J.W. Thorwer.

Currently Reading: Chulo: A Year Among The Coatimundis, Bil Gilbert.

Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 12 comments