“Excuse me,” said Mr. Hezurdura. “I was wondering if you have anything smaller than a 28 waist with a men’s inseam of 36 or 38. I just can’t seem to find anything that’ll fit this bony waist.”

“Aaah!” shrieked Miranda the sales lady. “A skeleton!”

“Of course, madam,” said Hezurdura. “Didn’t I just say it was a bony waist?”

Miranda the sales girl, and her entire floor staff, fled before he could finish.

“Honestly, what’s a skeleton got to do to find a good pair of trousers in this town?” he said. Tossing away the size 28s that he was carrying, he added: “What a bony waste.”

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