I told my friend Rosey about a man who tried swimming across the English Channel, but two-thirds of the way he felt tired so he turned back. It was, of course, a joke!
She adopted a quizzical expression and started an interrogation.
But he’d have swum further.
Rosey, I wasn’t being serious.
You should be. He could’ve drowned.
It’s a joke!
You can’t joke about something like that.
Rosey, it didn’t happen.
But you said it did.
OMG Rosey, I made it up!
Rosey, would you like another drink?
Oh yes! A large Chardonnay, please!
Phew, subject closed. It works every time!
Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and supplying the photo.
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