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Thursday, March 23, 2006
Belles-lettres with Bella

Good morning. We begin this series with a multiple-choice question.

Scene: You are an 11-year-old girl. You are out at the opera with your daddy, something you love doing. At an intermission you ask him to buy you a Hershey bar, and by the time he comes to, he has done so. However, he puts the half you haven't finished in a jacked pocket when we go back inside for Act IV. Later he gives it back to you, but finds it has melted all over the pocket. What do you say?

a. Oh, I'm sorry, Daddy!
b. Don't worry, I'll take care of it! [really meaning to]
c. Don't worry, I'll take care of it! [meaning to hand it over to mommy]
d. I'm sure the dry-cleaner can take care of it!