In the car, my wife tells me about something she read online that has her very excited.
WIFE: There’s this company that will pay you $6,000 to eat just junk food for a month.
ME: Why are they doing that?
WIFE: They want you to eat just junk food and take their herbal supplement and see how you feel after a month. I guess their supplement is supposed to give you all the nutrition you need. I wanna do it!
ME: Is it just chips and candy?
WIFE: I’m sure you can eat fried food and burgers and stuff. It sounds great. We should both do it. Then we’d get $12,000. Just think, $12,000 for eating chicken wings and mozzarella sticks. It’s perfect.
ME: I don’t know that I could eat that kind of stuff for a solid month. Besides, I bet they want more diversity in their subjects.
WIFE: What are you taking about? A young, black woman – an old, white man. What could be more diverse than that?
ME: I was thinking more about environmental diversity, but since you put it that way, I guess they’d have to take us.
I hope their supplement doesn’t interact with my senility meds.