Mimi and Iffy drinking coffee in the living room.
Mimi says: I put a new roll of paper towels on the kitchen dispenser.
Iffy: Please tell me you set it to roll off from the left side?
Mimi says: Who cares?
Iffy says: I do! The other way is backwards.
Mimi says: Oh, no! I spilled my coffee.
Closeup of Iffy.
He panics and says: It’s all over the rug! I’ll get paper towels!
Iffy reaches out for paper towels.
He grabs and pulls, and thinks: What’s the problem here?
He yanks hard, and the dispenser flies into the air and Iffy falls backward.
Iffy is lying on the kitchen floor, his glasses askew, with the roll of paper towels on his chest, still in the dispenser.
Mimi calls from the living room: Are you okay?
Iffy, in a daze, says: You put the roll on backwards.
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