Americans! Step Up!
“Almost the end of the month,” says Spence.
“Still time to be eligible for August’s Friend of the Month contest,” says Admin. “All you have to do is enter a photo in the Friends of Chet section. Winner gets to have the photo displayed for the month in the special Friend of the Month box, and the winner’s human companion receives a copy of the most recent Chet and Bernie book – in this case, To Fetch A Thief – signed by you.”
“Right,” says Spence. “But is there maybe just a little too much emphasis on winning?”
“Huh?” says Admin. “Winning is as American as apple pie.”
Spence thinks about that. “So,” he says, “if you won an apple pie contest, you’d be … ?”
“The uber American,” says Admin. “More American than … than Bobby Orr!”
“Isn’t he Canadian?”
Admin’s face – not the most pleasant to begin with – gets even more that way. Then all of a sudden he’s laughing. And so’s Spence. Laughing and laughing. These guys! Not so easy to understand.
Welcome Abigail and Zen. Owen and Patch – please retry.
And congratulations to Rosie on her new staff job at the Village Voice. Look for the Rosie Gray byline.
Oh yeah – don’t forget the Simon and Schuster sweepstakes.
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