Thursday, February 21, 2008
"I have a present for you," Byron said as he came round the corner.
(He looked very much like he was up to no good.)
"Really?" I said, the suspicion in my voice drawing the word out.
He held up 2 bars of soap which, he said, he had just purchased from a salesgirl who had taken a liking to Josh (with whom he was having coffee) and who wanted to be Josh's friend. Hmmm.
"These are very special bars of soap," he said, the tone of his voice growing quite serious.
Reading from the back of the box he informed me that the medicated bars had natural extracts, were good for face, hands and body and that they provide "excellent sin care."
"Excellent for sin!" he exclaimed. "What a deal!"
"But they stink," I protested. I hate that hospital disinfectant smell.
"Think about it, Lees," he leaned in to say, "To take care of sin you need some pretty powerful stuff."
I guess he's probably right.