While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room
of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full
Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the
same name had been in my high school class almost 50
Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such
thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined
face was too old to have been my classmate. After he had
examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended the local
"Yes," he replied.
"When did you graduate?" I asked.
He answered, "In 1983."
"Why, you were in my class!" I exclaimed.
He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.