Charlatan…61 Words

“I told you he was a snake oil salesman, Ethel. Didn’t I?”
“You said something like that.”
“I said something exactly like that.”
“Well, I didn’t know what charlatan meant, you can’t blame me.”
“Someone selling free HBO for life in front of the Jewel? Course it didn’t work when you got home!”
“He seemed so honest, Cheryl.”
“All quacks are.”

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5 responses

  1. nothing that’s free for life can possibly be legitimate anyway

  2. Excellent, Ted!
    Those two crack me up.

  3. What they are really bartering in is trust. Very nicely told, Ted.

  4. Oh, sweet Cheryl. I almost want to hug her.

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