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That second martini

Ever since his bone digging championship days in high school,  Morris had considered himself  socially popular.  He’d earned a Masters at Harvard in cat psychology, landed a job in a research lab where he was paid very well to study the tendency of cats to suddenly run away from home.  Morris had always been the life of the party – comfortable around dogs as well as cats.  He carried the genes of both, and it served him well.  Lately, however, he was surprised to find that dogs and cats didn’t seem to be interested anymore in the things he had to say.   There would be a dead silence, and someone would quietly change the subject.   He wondered if it had to do with his shirt.    He’d taken a chance on this shirt.  He rarely wore blue.  So, the next time  two of his colleagues  snubbed him at lunch, after  he’d  told a particularly sick mouse joke, he closed his eyes and launched into this speech:  “Though I like this shirt a lot, it is not me – at least not the me I know as me, but having said that, there is a part of me that likes it but doesn’t get to make the fashion choices because the other part has always had the final say on such issues.”  He took a deep breath, and slowly lifted  his eyelids.   But his companions had disappeared, and left him with the bill.  He then realized the second martini had probably been a bad idea.

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