Bert was a proud mad scientist. He even managed to find a minion. Well, a paid employee anyway. His employee, John, was a graduate student who hadn’t been able to find any other internship offers. He wasn’t a hunchback, but he was a lot taller than Bert and had to stoop over to avoid smashing his face into low-hanging light fixtures. It was close enough.
One day Bert was still cooking his lunch when John came in from his lunch break. John shook the rain off his umbrella and left it in the bucket by the door. Bert decided not to tell him it was a trashcan. The banana peels at the bottom wouldn’t really harm the umbrella after all.
“Why does it always rain just around your house?” John asked.
“It doesn’t always rain. Just at meal times,” Bert said. Read More