Jay Nordlinger, at the Corner at NR:
Years ago, when I was living in Washington (D.C.), I was in a bookstore â€” Kramer Books. (I think they do â€œKramerBooksâ€ or something â€” canâ€™t remember. Names are all smashed up like that now, for some reason.) Two youngish men, a clerk and a customer, were discussing a mutual friend â€” a woman. The clerk said, â€œDid you hear [So-and-So] had a baby?â€ The customer said, â€œNo, thatâ€™s great. Boy or girl?â€ The clerk gulped and replied, somewhat rebukefully, â€œShe had a woman.â€
One of his readers responds:
Wow â€” she must have been in labor for days?