A young girl on a year’s training course in South Africa recently received a “Dear John/Jane” letter from her boyfriend back home. It read as follows:
I can no longer continue our relationship. The distance between us
is just too great. I must admit that I have cheated on you twice, since you’ve
been gone, and it’s not fair to either of us. I’m sorry. Please return the
picture of me that I sent to you.
Mary, with hurt feelings, asked her colleagues for any snapshots they could spare of their boyfriends, brothers, ex-boyfriends, uncles, cousins, etc. In addition to the picture of John, Mary included all the other pictures of the handsome lads she had collected from her buddies.
There were 57 photos in that envelope along with this note:
I’m so sorry, but I can’t quite remember who you are. Please take your picture from the pile, and send the rest back to me.