She rang me at 8.30 the other morning after a
night out. As she rang off I said, in older
sister mode, now go to bed. Â“Oh noÂ” said
she Â“I must book my tickets for TorontoÂ”.
Me: WhatÂ’s happening in Toronto?
Her: You donÂ’t want to know.
Well, IÂ’m going to a David Gray concert.
Me: Why donÂ’t any of these people ever come to Chicago?
Well, actually, he is coming to Chicago.
Her (defensively): Well, I bought the Toronto tickets when I thought I might not
be able to get tickets for Chicago.
now you actually have Chicago tickets.
Her: Well, yes.
Me: But youÂ’re still going to Toronto.
In her defence, she does have a friend who
lives in Toronto, but sheÂ’s still profligate.