They Will-ingly Fell For It

, , , , | Learning | February 1, 2018

(I share an apartment with two other guys. One of them is pretty sharp and shares my sense of humor; the other has lived a sheltered life and is a bit naive, though he’s very reluctant to admit it. I’m in law school, and decide to have a bit of fun with [Roommate #2], knowing [Roommate #1] will pick up on the joke and play along. “Intestate” may sound like a medical condition, but it just means a person dies without having made a will.)

Me: “Hey, guys. You’ll never believe this. In class today, I learned about a guy who had five kids with his wife, but after he died, they found out he’d been intestate the whole time!”

Roommate #1: *playing along* “Wow, really? And he had five kids?”

Roommate #2: *pretending to understand* “Wow!”

(Five minutes later:)

Roommate #2: “[My Name], what does ‘intestate’ mean?”

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