The Telephone Call

I was preparing lunch for my granddaughter when the phone rang. “If you can answer one question,” a young man said, “you’ll win ten free dance lessons.”

Before I could tell him I was not interested, he continued. “You’ll be a lucky winner if you can tell me what Alexander Graham Bell invented.”

“I don’t know,” I replied dryly, trying to discourage him.

“What are you holding in your hand right now?” he asked excitedly.

“A bologna sandwich.”

“Congratulations!” he shrieked. “And for having such a great sense of humor…”