THE SURE THING, CAN DO, CAN'T MISS SYSTEM
The fifteen-cent-a-minute long distance phone call from my wife to my sister-in-law was an hour and a half long. I peered over my newspaper to the clock over Mabel's shoulder. The phone receiver blocked my view. I craned my neck.
I stopped my eavesdropping, put down my paper and took out a calculator from the drawer. Mabel looked up at me and squinted.
"You're talking us into the poorhouse." I lectured.
Mabel mouthed two… Continue