Guessing Games

Let’s play twenty questions, said Jeremy.

Okay, said Todd.

You think of something, said Jeremy.

I got it, said Todd.

Is it a horse hoof? said Jeremy.

No, said Todd.

Is it a microchip? said Jeremy.

No, said Todd.

Is it a tuning fork? said Jeremy.

No, said Todd.

Is it the Maltese falcon?

No.

A mason jar?

No.

A magazine?

No.

Is it the Sears Tower?

No.

Oh, I meant the Willis Tower; it changed names!

No.

Is it a round haybale?

No.

It could be a square haybale.

No.

How many questions was that?

Twelve.

Okay, eight more. Is it the Milky Way galaxy?

No.

Is it a different galaxy?

No.

Is it something found in this galaxy?

Yes.

Ah ha! So is it a box of birds?

No.

Is it lady’s hosiery?

No.

Is it something transparent that a lady would wear on her legs? Something other than hosiery?

No.

Is it a dust mite?

No. That is nineteen questions.

Man! Is it a something alive?

No.

Eff, what was it?

It was the seam of my pants.

Aww! Good one. The seam of your pants. Who would ever guess the seam of your pants? You are very good at this, Todd! said Jeremy.

Thank you, said Todd.

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