Wednesday, February 23, 2005

A crab and a lobster are secretly dating. Pretty soon, the lobster tires of the lying and tells her father, who forbids her to see the crab.

"It'll never work" he says to her. "Crabs walk sideways and we walk straight!"

"Please," she begs, "Just meet him once. I know you'll like him."

Her father finally agrees, and she runs of to share the good news.

The crab is so excited he decides to surprise his beloved's family. He practices and practices until he can finally walk straight.

On the big day he walks the entire way to the lobster's house as straight as he can. Standing on the porch, the lobster dad yells to his daughter, "I knew it. Here comes that crab and he's drunk!"

Reprinted without permission from the copy of Reader's Digest I found in the break room at work as I was heating up water in my Justice League mug. Shortly after, in that very same mug, I successfully brewed green tea. It was delicious.