Bert went and got
the drink and Herbie sat there with his big hand around a jelly glass of
lobstering?" I said. That was what you always asked. It was officially the
first thing you were supposed to say.
better," he said.
"How many did
you get?" Don said.
That meant he got
70 or more. Herbie always tells you about half of what you want to know and you
have to fill in the rest.
boat running?" Mel said.
now with the new clutch," he said. "That clutch cost $250."
That meant the
clutch cost $175.
It went on like
that for half an hour. We talked about how they weren't spraying for gypsy
moths this year and the cost of bait and how many people there were on welfare
in Hyannis. Finally it got to be about time and I said, "Herbie, we're
going to have a fishing contest."