An Object Lesson
Apparently, Saturdays have become Karaoke Night for my running crew, and that just wouldn't be complete without me getting accosted by a drunk woman.
Admittedly, at this point in the evening I'd been knocking a few back myself and I wasn't exactly forming complex sentences, but while I was drunk enough to sing a Neil Diamond song, this lady was drunk enough to slow dance with an imaginary partner to one. And for some reason, she was very annoyed with me.
She wandered over after last call, leaning in to speak in my ear in only the way that angry drunks and guys hitting on the girl you're with will do, and asked me: "D'you know what's funny?" I asked what, and she narrowed her eyes at me and said "You're young. But one day, you won't be. And then it won't be so funny anymore."
Aside from being vaguely threatening, I'm not sure what the hell that means, but I do think it's a lesson from which we can all benefit. Especially if we happen to be discussing the cover to From Beyond the Unknown #5:
Sure, it may be easy for us to laugh at it now, here in the prime of our youth, but someday, it won't be so...
...Yeah, now that I'm looking at it, I'm pretty sure that a gorilla named Mr. X who robs banks and wears a plaid suit is always going to be funny.
So, uh, not much of a lesson after all. But hey! Monkeys!