Mom comes to visit her son Richard for dinner... who lives with a girl roommate Mary.
During the course of the meal, his mother couldn't help but notice how pretty Richard's, roommate was. She had long been suspicious of a relationship between the two, and this had only made her more curious.
Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact,she started to wonder if there was more between Richard and his roommate than met the eye.
Reading his mom's thoughts, Richard volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Mary and I are just roommates."
About a week later, Mary came to Richard saying, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the silver jam jar.
You don't suppose she took it, do you? "Well, I doubt it, but I'll email her, just to be sure."
So he sat down and wrote :
I'm not saying that you 'did' take the jam jar from my house,
I'm not saying that you 'did not' take the jam jar.
But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you were here for dinner.
Several days later, Richard received an email from his Mother which read :
I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with Mary, and
I'm not saying that you
'do not' sleep with Mary.
But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she would have found the jam jar by now.
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