Iffy walks into the kitchen with shopping bags.
He says: I’m back from the grocery store.
Mimi says: You didn’t take the list.
Iffy says: That’s okay. I remembered everything.
Mimi says: You got the toothpaste?
Iffy says: Uh…no.
Mimi says: Bananas?
Iffy says: No.
Mimi says: Lettuce, mustard, carrots?
Iffy says: Sorry.
Mimi says: So, what did you get?
Iffy turns his back to her and says: Pretzels, root beer, chips, cookies…
Mimi says: So…nothing that was on the list.
Iffy says: No problem. I’ll go back.
Iffy heads for the door.
Mimi laughs and says: Okay. But, aren’t you forgetting something?
She holds up the shopping list.
Iffy grins impishly.
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