"C-R-A-Z-Y?" I say. "Seriously? Doc, you're the one talking about carp and shoving puppies in my face."
"Well, how else are we going to get to the root of your troubles?" he asks, visibly angry.
"All right, look, I'm sorry I did that," I say, deflating just a little. "It's just that you caught me off guard, doing all this goofy stuff. I've been a little blue these days, and I don't have much patience with people, especially not when they come on so strong. So, what's say we start over? What's your puppy's name?"
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way." -Charles Bukowski
"And by the way, dearie, your punctuation sucks canal water!" -The ghost of Vivian Vance