Mimi and Iffy are sitting in the car. It is nighttime. They are both looking straight ahead. Iffy is in the driver’s seat.
Mimi is very upset. She says: Well, that was a disaster. We will never get invited back to anybody’s house ever again. I introduced you to Hugh Piper. What happened?
Looking across the dashboard, out the windshield, from Mimi and Iffy’s point of view. The headlights are on. The car is now moving.
Iffy says: I’m terrible with names. You know that. So, I decided to try word association. I associated Hugh with huge, because he’s a big guy.
Still looking out the windshield at the road.
Mimi says: And I suppose you associated Piper with diaper because they sound similar.
Iffy says: Exactly!
Mimi says: So, that gave you huge diaper.
Mimi is glancing over at Iffy, frowning in disgust. Iffy is looking straight ahead, frowning. His eyes are wide open and his eyebrows are high.
Mimi says: Which would have been bad enough, but you introduced him to some other guests as—
Iffy says: Big Pooper.
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