Monday, February 5, 2018

Small Talk -

I carried my tray from the buffet to a small table and sat down by a friendly-looking couple. 

We made small talk as strangers will do. The man said, "Our son a professor and he lives in..."

His wife interjected, “Actually, he's an assistant professor.”

Without pause the man said, Actually, he's an associate professor,” and he continued to tell me about their son.

It was a rare moment. I had just witnessed a perfectly-executed Double Spousal Correction.