The Scrapbook


“Looking through this old scrapbook,” Charlie said, “sure brings back memories.”

He was sitting in the middle of the room with a large box at his side. Coming through the door was his wife, Maggie, carrying two cups of coffee as Charlie flipped through page after page of old photographs.

Suddenly he paused and smiled. This was followed by a roar of laughter.

Maggie, who had seated herself beside Charlie, smiled and asked, “What’s so funny?”

Charlie laughed some more, then pointed to a picture and answered, “This one.”

Maggie looked at it and frowned because she saw nothing funny in it at all. It was a picture of Charlie kissing another woman.

Maggie exclaimed, “You had another girlfriend!”

“No I didn’t,” he responded, still laughing.

“Yes you did! You kissed another woman. Look at that picture,” she countered, adding, “and don’t lie to me!”

“I’m not lying…” Charlie started to say to her.

However Maggie wasn’t listening, as she quickly got up and rushed from the room. Charlie jus’ sat there with the scrapbook in his lap.

He had stopped laughing and shouted after her, “At the time, Maggie—you were the other woman!”

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