never let poor Nigel play in any cockroach games,' sang Scott.
looked up from his sesame chicken. He gave Scott some kind of
sucked on his ice tea. 'Nigel. Nigel the red-nosed cockroach,'
he said, by way of explanation, and to no one in particular: 'You
know what I'm saying? Do you know? Do you know?'
a little embarrassed saying 'cockroach' because it has the word 'cock'
in it, a rude euphemism for 'penis,'' said Bob.
me,' said Scott, 'That's one reason I like saying it.'
was opening his fortune cookie: 'crick!' Crumbs fell into puddles
of duck sauce. 'Four fortunes in one cookie,' announced Jeva.
It was the best thing that had happened to him all day. Feeling spirited
now, he remarked, 'Yesterday on my way to work I found a ten dollar
bill and a one dollar bill. I put the ten dollar bill in my
pocket. The one dollar bill, I wrote JEVA on it, and stuck it
to a metal pole next to the sidewalk.'
said: 'Why did you do that?'
will peel it off and put it in their pocket,' Jeva chuckled.
'How did you stick it to the pole?'
my own saliva,' said Jeva. He was amused by this, but Scott
and Bob were not.
time and patience are the three great physicians
will attract cultured and artistic people to your home
is a true and sincere friendship between you both
should be able to make money and hold on to it
say fortunes make more sense when you add 'in bed' to the end of them,'
said Scott, as he looked over Jeva's four fortunes.
said, 'You know what's weird? If I stuck my finger in your food,
you would think it was rude. But the chef sticks his fingers
in it all the time-to taste it.'
said: 'The chef has most likely bathed in the past week.'
said: 'He could have AIDS. . .'
is that illustration project of yours coming along?' Scott asked Jeva,
'I shouldn't have drank so much cough syrup the night before the deadline.'
should have started before then,' said Scott.
continued: 'Now they're not returning my calls.'
are a fool,' said Scott.
I should have made copies of my work. I was very fond of it.'
He furrowed his brow, 'And I should have put more JEVAs in it.
. .that's the kicker.'
said Scott sarcastically, 'More JEVAs would have won them over.'
looked contemplative. He said, 'It's ok. I've got another project
in the works.' The others just looked at him, as he chewed his
'How is it that-'
what?' interrupted Scott. He had been lost in his thoughts and
didn't realize Bob was speaking. 'Michelle made me a cup of tea with
cream in it. I had never had it that way before, but now I drink
it like that a lot.'
said Bob, 'It leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I drink it like