It’s been so long since I’ve been able to tell one of these. You know, I do recall I did this in grade 7 when our assignment was to tell a joke in front of the class. I was still young, so I think my joke only lasted for 5 minutes. The class was confused and didn’t like it at all.
I wasn’t very popular.
"You'll dilute it?" asked Mads? "Yes," said Rudolph, "Since you are young and new to this country, I will dilute the vodka with water so that it will be palatable to someone who has never partaken. However, I will dilute it not with regular tap water, but with nature's own fresh water from the sky. Nothing but the best for you, little dear." Mads looked out the window, and noticed that a storm had been brewing since she had arrived. This was troubling, because it looked very cold outside, and sleet started coming down. "Unfortunately, there is no rain today, but that heavy snow," said Mads. Rudolph looked outside and gave a deep chortle, "That's not snow, my dear, it's rain. And this rain will be perfect, because the cold rain will keep the vodka fresh and vibrant." Mads held up her hand, "Stop, mister Rudolph. That's not rain. It's snow. And sure, snow is fine and all, I don't care how you dilute the vodka, and I'm not normally the one who would split hairs over such a minute thing, but that is definitely Snow."
"You are mistaken, it's rain," said Rudolph. "It's snow," said Mads. "Rain," said Rudolph. "Snow," Said Mads. They continued to bicker back and forth until finally, Rudolph slammed his hand on the counter, taking Mads by surprise. He looked calmly into Mads eyes and said in a low voice, "Rudolph, the Red, knows rain, dear."
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Errol: You may not know about communists and calling them 'Red', Mads.
Mads: Why was it so long?! There was so much at the beginning and was only a little bit interesting at the end!
Zoe: Next time my dad wants to do something with us, Maya, say "No."