Harold opened the paper to the daily crossword and nibbled on the pen while he thought. “What’s a four letter word for nuisance?”
Harold sighed and went to another clue. “What’s a six letter word for a brightly colored bird?”
Harold continued reading clues out loud only to hear the same response over and over.
Carol shook her head as she walked by the den and heard the latest clue being read. She opened the refrigerator door and looked at her mother. “I think something’s wrong with father.”
“Oh, why is that?” her mother asked.
“He’s sitting there reading the crossword clues to Harriet.”
Her mother laughed. “Nonsense. Take these wafers to your father please.”