I just remembered a funny from decades ago. A fellow and I went on a blind date and it wasn't too grand. Tipped off by a few things that indicated it wasn't going to be a fun evening, but, unwilling to hurt the guy's feelings by canceling, I wrangled my friend Edith into joining me in my stupid predicament. Her support meant the world to me. The poor fellow, a soldier just returning from the Gulf War, was not a good time. He talked lots, but didn't have a lot to say, if you know what I mean. At one point he asked, "Do you know what we did with our dung in Kuwait?" Hearing this, Edith could no longer feign interest. Perfectly deadpan and never changing expression she replied, "Let me guess, you're gonna tell us."

Edith was a good friend.