Gloria was in bed with her lover Francis when she heard her husband Nick opening the front door.
‘Oh my God! Hurry!,’ she said, ‘Stand in the corner.’
Gloria rubbed baby oil all over Francis, then dusted him with talcum powder.
‘Never move until I tell you,’she said. ‘Pretend you’re a sculpture.’
‘What’s that thing?’ Nick inquired as he entered the room.
‘Oh honey, it’s a sculpture from Greece,’Gloria replied.
‘The Morrisons bought one and I liked it so I bought one for us, too.’
They did not talk about the sculpture more and they went to the bed.
Around 3 AM Nick got up,went to the kitchen and returned with a sandwich and a coke.
‘Here,’ he said to the sculpture,‘Take this.I stood like that for two days at the Morrisons and nobody offered me a damned thing.’