The Secret to a Successful Marriage is Lying to Everyone Else

The phone rang.

“I’m out in the backyard,” Coyote said.

“I’m in the shower,” Fox said.

It rang again about an hour later.

“We’re walking the dog,” they said.

They’d just finished dinner when the phone rang again. They furrowed their brows, trying to telekinetically convince the caller to hang up.

“You’d think they’d figure it out.”

“We went out. Had dinner somewhere. Stopped somewhere else for drinks.”

“Like a date?”

“Sure.”

They started cleaning the dishes. He handed a plate to her to dry.

“We should do that for real sometime.”

“What?”

“Dinner. Drinks.”

“Oh, yeah. Next week maybe?”

 

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